If you’re having acne issues and don’t have a specific medication handy, you may wish to consider breaking open a standard ibuprofen liquid gel capsule and gently rub the liquid into the affected area.
This tip works well when you notice a pimple rearing it’s ugly head away from home. Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory and the alcohol in the liquid helps open pores in your skin to deliver the Ibuprofen more quickly. I have noticed that it reduces the redness and irritation of an acne breakout almost immediately.
This seems like a good reason to keep a few packets of Liqui-Gels in your go-bag or purse!
Andrea McDaniel offers clinical acne treatments in Huntington Beach at Beach Beauty Bar.