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Ms. Beauty Tips: How to Combat the Stress Bolt Pimple


DanaWaldieAs a Miss Busy in the Biz on the go, sometimes you will get that “stress bolt” of a pimple right before a meeting , audition, or worse yet a BIG date—oy! Do not fret my beauty, I am here to teach you how to combat those unwanted friends (i.e. PIMPLES!). And the good news is, it’s extremely attainable-all ingredients used can be found in your kitchen and medicine cabinet. Yes! Thanks mom for teaching me the rules of domestication to actually have peroxide and a Band-Aid on hand. First thing first, get your supplies in order. You will need:

Ingredients Needed:

  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  •  Natural Toothpaste (you can find at local Whole Foods – or, any health food store)
  •  Tea Tree Oil (1 drop)
  •  Q-tip
  •  Spoon
  •  1 tbsp. Oatmeal  (precooked)
  •  Small Dish
  •  1/2 Tablespoon of  Honey
  •   Lemon (natural skin lightener)
  •   Aloe Vera leaf  (cut a small piece)
  •  Band-Aid
  • Cotton Pads (5-6)

Step 1: Disinfect the pimple and area surrounding, with hydrogen peroxide. Pour the hydrogen peroxide on a cotton pad and simply swipe over the infected area.

Step 2:Treat the infected area. Take a drop of toothpaste, 2 drops of tea tree oil, and mix together using a cold spoon. I recommend using a cold spoon because the coolness from the spoon provides a soothing effect. Allow the mixture to sit 5-10 minutes, and then remove with warm water.

Step 3: Mask the area. Mix 1 tbsp. of pre-cooked oatmeal, ½ tbsp. honey, a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon and mix together. The oatmeal acts like a vacuum and sucks up the yucky dirt and oil in the skin. Honey acts as a natural disinfectant, while lemon acts as a natural skin lightener. Allow the mixture to sit anywhere from 5-10 minutes.

Step 4: Sooth & re-nourish. Cut a small piece from an aloe vera leaf, slice the leaf in half, place the flesh side on the blemish and cover with a Band-Aid. The juice from the aloe sucks up the bacteria and acts like an at home Biore strip. Sleep with this overnight; remove in the am, and voila! You have yourself a “stress bolt pimple” free face!

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About Dana Waldie

Dana Waldie was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan and in 2004 this mid-western girl ventured to LA-LA Land. At an early age, she realized that beauty was in her blood. Danas’ passion for color led her to pursue her own dream as a make-up artist. Dana began her beauty career in 2004, as an assistant to Sonya Dakar in the world of Aesthetics. Later that year she transitioned to Verabella Skin Therapy as Assistant Creative Director, and currently creating a mineral makeup line with Vera Bella of Beverly Hills. As a Make-Up Artist, Danas’ work speaks for itself. Her amazing abilities to capture a woman’s beauty has landed her work on various print ad campaigns for companies like One Life Clothing, Fredericks of Hollywood, Yukestar Jewelry and a television commercial campaign for Avias Tennis Shoes. Dana has in a very short time become the go to make-up-girl for many noted photographers. Dana has also freelanced for Smashbox & Hourglass cosmetics and currently operates as the VP of beauty for