By now you've probably got a pretty legit skin-care regimen down and, usually, that keeps you pretty happy with what you see in the mirror. However, no matter how hard you try, something always goes awry, eventually. Maybe it's the changing weather or maybe it's that time of the month.
Regardless, we've all been there: One morning, you wake up to an uncharacteristically freak breakout. Maybe it's just one or two zits on your chin, or maybe it's an army of blemishes all along your jawline. Whatever it is for you, it makes you want to run and hide.
Whatever the severity, celeb aesthetician Olga Lorencin (whose clients include Eva Mendes and Viola Davis) says you should fight the urge to pick and prod. Here's what you should do instead.
What You Can Do at Home: If you must take matters into your own hands, the pro has two simple DIY tips to help heal. Simply icing the area for 15 minutes a day will help stop swelling and even pain if it's a cystic sucker. For an added bonus (or just another option, it depends on your skin), try soaking the area with a warm towel drenched in Epsom salt water (this delicately exfoliates to remove dead skin cells and other impurities). "These two options can sometimes speed up the process," recommended the expert.