Lucy Hale Bizarre Yet Brilliant Trick for Getting Rid of Zits, Stat
Whether it's treating acne with toothpaste or diaper cream, we've heard (OK, and actually tried) some pretty interesting techniques for dealing with an unexpected blemish. On Wednesday, Lucy Hale introduced us to an entirely new one: Icing zits with Redbull.
To be clear, Hale isn't putting the actual liquid on her skin. The Pretty Little Liars star took to her Instagram story to share her skincare secret, and to be honest, we're fascinated. "Icing zits w redbull before bed. Try it. Love It," she captioned a photo of herself holding a can of the energy drink to her face. And as it turns out, she may actually be onto something.
Ice (or, in Hale's case, a very cold energy drink) can help to reduce swelling in zits. While a can of Redbull likely has the same effect, dermatologists recommend wrapping an ice cube in a soft tissue, and applying it to your zit for 20 to 30 seconds at a time a few times a day. This will also likely help reduce the urge to pop your pimple, which is always something we can get behind.
Lucy Hale has spoken in the past about her struggles with cystic, hormonal acne as an adult (the really deep and often painful kind), and icing her zits with energy drinks isn't the only method she follows to deal with them. She has an intense multistep skin-care routine that she follows daily, including double cleansing with DHC Deep Cleansing Oil and Restorsea Reviving Cleanser, which she uses with a Clarisonic Cleansing Brush to ensure her skin stays extra clean.
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