Next Day Zit FixWe've all been in this situation at least once in our life. Don't feel alone - this is quite common! You have something important the next day and - usually because of the stress - a big zit appears. Here's how to minimize the problem.
1) Take multivitamins every 12 hours up to the time of the event. Each time be sure to take them with water and food. Take some extra E each time, because that is what your skin needs to heal. This is probably THE most important thing you can do to help your skin heal up.
2) Drink a glass of water every 2-3 hours you're awake. Your skin really needs that water in order to move the vitamins around to where they are needed for the repair job. Also, avoid ALL caffeine and alcohol. Stick with water. Avoid everything else. It'll make a difference in how well the water is handled by your system.
3) Clean your face *gently* every 4 hours that you're awake. You want to go with a gentle soap. You most definitely do not want to irritate it at all. Your skin already has enough to heal up. You want to keep dirt from making things worse, and clear off any dead skin or dried gunk that might be on there. Gentle is key, though. Don't buff it, don't scrub it. Just lather well and rinse well.
4) For every single meal and snack that you eat until event time, specifically eat healthy foods that are high in Vitamin E. This goes along with the multivitamins. Your body really does better getting vitamins from food vs from vitamins. Still, it's pretty much impossible to get 100% of your vitamins every day from food - so you need the vitamins to fill in the holes. Don't eat any candy, any chocolate, any junk food at all. Your body needs an influx of food-vitamins. The more nutrients you get into you, the better your skin has a chance to heal. Make every single thing you eat count.
5) Get 8+ Hours of Sleep. This is critical if you have such a short time period. Make it a high priority item. Schedule the time. When it's sleep time, make the room as dark as you possibly can, even if it takes an eye mask. Many studies have shown that humans sleep better when their eyes do not sense light (even though closed eyelids). Get the room as quiet as possible. If you have uncontrollable noise around you, get a drone or ocean wave CD. It "mutes" the sound and causes your brain not to interpret it as easily.
6) Reduce Stress. Again, treat it as a high priority item in your schedule, mark time for it just like any other appointment. Find a quiet spot and read a book for an hour. Listen to quiet music. Go for a long walk. Watch a nature show about something peaceful. It is key that you are able to really relax and put away all stress. This gives your body a chance to really focus on healing.
7) Use a Clean Pillowcase. When you sleep, put a fresh pillowcase onto your pillow. Again, you want to give your skin the best possible chance here. The oils / shampoos / etc. from your hair will get all over the pillow by morning, so during the evening you want your face on something clean and fresh.
8) Keep your Hair Back. If you have long hair, pull it back so it's not laying against your face in any way. You don't want the oils, shampoos, gels or anything else from your hair to get near your face and make things worse.
Each item here is REALLY key. You need to sleep well. You need to relax as much as you possibly can. You need to focus on healthy food, on lots of water, on gently keeping your face clean.
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