We all know we’re not supposed to pop pimples – but sometimes it’s really hard to resist tackling that bump when you wake up to a breakout. While concealer and foundation can help to hide the blemish to some extent, there’s also the risk of ending up with a caked-on look.
To avoid looking like you’ve got an inch of makeup piled onto your face, try this simple quick-fix to reduce inflammation and flatten pesky pimples with a whitehead.
1 Soak a cotton bud tip in hot water.
2 Immediately press it lightly against the bump. This draws the blockage to the surface of your skin.
3 Gently slide the tip 1 millimeter in any direction. The whitehead should slide off with it.
4 If this doesn’t work, repeat steps 1-3 again.
Once you’ve removed the whitehead, splash your face with cold water to close the pores, pat dry and apply a benzoyl peroxide cream to help it heal.