Bad skin days may not be as common bad hair days, but let’s be real — they do exist. Bad skin days are days when no matter how many times you moisturise your skin or how much makeup you apply, your skin continues to look dull, sallow and lacklustre.

If you‘ve never experienced this issue, then consider yourself extremely lucky, girl. But for those of you’ll who deal with this issue regularly, we’re about to share some awesome tips that will come in super handy when dealing with a bad skin day (or week), the next time…

 

01. Use a minimum number of products

01. Use a minimum number of products

It is very common to think that because your skin doesn’t feel as good as usual, you need to slather on more products. But guess what, this will only end up irritating your skin further, and that’s not the road you want to take. Instead, using minimal products and sticking to ingredients and formulas that you know work well, will be super helpful.

 

02. Avoid wearing a full face of makeup

02. Avoid wearing a full face of makeup

Do you spot a zit and immediately cover it up with layers of makeup? Avoid doing this and keep your makeup as light as possible. A tinted moisturiser and a bit of concealer should you give you a decent amount of coverage, and will also ensure that your skin has a chance to breathe and heal without any further irritation.

 

03. Always use a moisturiser

03. Always use a moisturiser

If you have oily skin, then the first thing you wouldn’t mind skipping is your moisturiser, isn’t it? But this is one of the biggest mistakes you can make when it comes to skincare. Using a good quality moisturiser that works for your skin type helps to calm your skin and repair it. Look for a creamy, hydrating moisturiser if you have dry skin and pick a lightweight, gel moisturiser if you’ve got an oily skin type.

 

04. Don’t exfoliate your skin

04. Don’t exfoliate your skin

If you feel like your skin is irritated and sensitive, then skip exfoliating your face for a day or two. This is because exfoliation, if not done correctly, can end up further damaging your skin and worsening the situation. Therefore, it is best to skip this step in your skincare routine until you see visible improvement.

 

05. Reassess the ingredients in your products

05. Reassess the ingredients in your products

If you notice that you’re having one too many bad skin days, it’s best to do a label check for the ingredients in your skincare products. A lot of times, ingredients such as alcohol, fragrances, paraben, etc. irritate your skin over time. You could stop the use of products that contain these ingredients and see if it that makes a difference.