It’s two days before my session and I got a…PIMPLE!

First thing’s first, DON’T WORRY! While it may look like you woke up with a volcano on your face to you, chances are that no one else has even noticed. And, when it comes to your photos, remember that makeup, lighting, and post production are your friend. Additionally, there are a couple of things that you can do at home to help that mini-volcano go back to where it come from. Follow these steps below 1-2 times per day until your skin is once again crystal clear:

1. Steam Bath: A steam bath will allow your pores to fully open up and be ready to accept the full benefits of any treatment you apply after. You can do a steam bath by warming some water on the stove until it is just steaming – don’t let it get too hot or you could do more damage than good to your sensitive skin. Once the water begins to steam, turn off the stove, move the pot and put your face about 6-10 inches from the water, allowing only the steam to reach it. I recommend keeping your face in the steam for a full 5 or 10 minutes, if possible, and placing a hand towel over the back of your head to keep in as much steam as possible.

2. Apply a Treatment: My favorite is Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion. Available at Ulta, Nordstrom, and other retailers for $17 per bottle. It contains salicylic acid and calamine which will simultaneously calm and shrink white heads almost overnight! It is fast acting, effective, lasts for months, and good for all skin types.

It’s time to say goodbye to those pesky pimples and put your best skin forward for your boudoir session! pimple(pp w480 h720) Its two days before my session and I got a...PIMPLE!


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