Solution: Take a few deep breaths: breathe in through your nose for four seconds (filling your belly with air), hold it for seven seconds, and then, pursing your lips like you're going to kiss someone, blow all of your air out through your mouth for eight seconds. This helps reduce your heart rate and stress level. After you've calmed yourself down, grab an acne clearing gel containing 1 percent salicylic acid and pat it onto your trouble spot twice a day until your breakout goes away. Try Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel.
Solution: If you're often too tired to actually make the effort to wash your face with a facial cleanser and water, keep a packet of cleansing towelettes on your nightstand to keep your pores clear and blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples at bay. Try Olay Fresh Effects S'Wipe Out Refreshing Makeup Removal Cloths, which cleanse and moisturize in one wipe.
Solution: Sometimes you can't avoid staying up late (friend's birthday drinks, again) and waking up looking like shit. But, when you do, here's how to revive tired-looking eyes so that you look human again.
Solution: Get your glow back with these instant illuminating tricks.
Solution: If your mom has them, chances are yours are genetic, so a good, solid concealer (since this kind of formulation stays on longer) is going to be the only way to eliminate them in a pinch. But, if yours are the aftermath of a late, late night, read this, and make sure to get more sleep, drink lots of water, apply a brightening eye cream with skin-tightening green tea morning and night, and use a stick cover-up to help get rid of and camouflage your raccoon eyes.
Solution: Wear SPF religiously. Hyperpigmentation is real and it can happen to you, young Millennial. Especially if you overexpose yourself to the sun — bronzed skin it's worth it, trust. Not only does sunscreen help prevent brown patches from popping up early on, making you look older than you actually are, it also prevents you from getting skin cancer. Oh, and wearing sunscreen every single day — even in the winter — also prevents premature aging, and wrinkles at age 25 aren't cute, so DO IT!
Solution: Eyecream to the rescue! These ones will not only depuff your eye bags, but they'll help fend off crow's feet in the future.
Solution: Apply lotion everytime you get out of the shower while your skin is still damp (the moisturizer sinks in faster and deeper that way), and drink as much water as you can during the day because if you're hydrated internally, it will show externally. Lotion + water will make a HUGE difference in the way you look.
Solution: Well obviously you should own at least one pair of comfortable shoes that don't have a four-inch heel — like a Chelsea boot or Chuck Taylors. Or, if you're a high-heels-or-the-highway kind of girl, keep a stash of Band-Aid Activ-Flex in your clutch. They'll save your soles, because they're soft, flexible, and provide a cushion that will prevent and protect your feet from painful blisters.