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Beauty Tips Here are 5 ways to avoid last minute skin breakouts

If something has to go wrong before that special day, it should have nothing to do with your skin.

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Preventing skin breakouts


We all go the extra length when we have that special event to prepare for, looking perfect or at least trying to, is key.

Weirdly, nature chooses that time to wreck havoc on our skin.

So how do you cheat nature?

If something has to go wrong, it should have nothing to do with your skin.

Dermatologist, David Mcdaniel shared a few suggestions for staying picture perfect in those last few hours.

• Don't experiment.

A new cleanser, cream, or treatment can cause pimples, irritation, or an allergic reaction. Now is not the time to take chances.

• Be smart at the spa.

Unless you've had several facials with the same aesthetician and ingredients, don't book one in the weeks before your big day. The result could be redness, a rash, or flaking.

• Know your history.

If you're prone to breakouts or cold sores, tell your dermatologist at least a month before. Stress can aggravate these conditions, and a doctor can prescribe medications to keep them from popping up.

• Do a trial run.

At least a month ahead of time, try on the fragrance you intend to wear to make sure you don't develop a rash or a headache.

• Watch your mouth.

The week before your big day, limit your consumption of salt, alcohol, and spicy foods, all of which can irritate sensitive skin. As appealing as they are, salt and booze also cause water retention, which makes the eyes puffy, the body bloated, and your dress uncomfortably snug.

Yup, you are welcome!

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