Emergency Essentials: Quick Fixes for Common Skin Woes

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Emergency Essentials: Quick Fixes for Common Skin Woes

Looking for some urgent skin help?

Whether you’ve woken up to a big angry pimple, need a way to de-puff your eye area, or are desperately trying to stop dry skin from flaking off your face, Introstem has the answers. Read on as we share effective quick fixes for the skin woes that have been getting you down.

Unexpected Pimples

Sometimes, you can tell if you’re going to break out soon, meaning that you can spring into action in terms of prevention. However, other times, pimples can take you by surprise. You may go to bed with a clear and blemish-free complexion only to wake up to find red, inflamed bumps all over your skin. Here’s what to do when this happens:

Cleanse Away Acne-Causing Bacteria

VitisCell Fresh Cleansing Mousse-1

First things first, give your skin a thorough cleanse. You need to remove as much of that acne-causing bacteria as possible. The longer it remains on your skin, the more it will spread. Ideally, do this with a cleanser that contains either salicylic acid or willow bark extract, like the Introstem VitisCell Fresh Cleansing Mousse. Both ingredients contain a compound called salicin that reduces the feeling of inflammation and helps to rid the complexion of acne-causing bacteria.

Turn to Ice

The next step is to further reduce the look of inflammation. This will calm that angry red look that pimples often sport. Cold temperatures are great for doing this, which is why icing the affected areas of skin should be your next go-to. Simply wrap an ice cube in a clean cloth and hold it over your pimples, keeping the ice cube moving so that you don’t over-chill your skin. 


ThermoStem Serum

Dehydration ramps up sebum production, which makes acne even worse. To counter this, give your skin some extra hydration with a lightweight serum, such as the Introstem ThermoStem Serum. It’s packed with humectants, including sodium hyaluronate and glycerin. These will bind moisture to the skin without weighing it down. 


By now, your pimples should be looking much calmer and less noticeable. However, if you need some extra skin help because you’re hoping for a completely blemish-free complexion ASAP, makeup will always come to the rescue. Whether you use a concealer, a foundation, or both, make sure that your chosen formulas are non-comedogenic. The last thing that you want is for your makeup to clog up your pores and give you even more pimples!

Puffy Eyes

Puffy eyes can appear for a number of reasons. Whether you’ve spent the last few days eating foods high in salt, are experiencing allergies, or you’ve had a late night, all of this can cause bags to appear under the eyes. Not only does this make the eye area look puffy, but the shadows that form due to the puffed up skin give the complexion a darker and more discolored finish. Here’s how to deal with this:

A Cold Compress

Just like when it comes to dealing with pimples, cold temperatures can be your best friend when battling puffy eyes too. Place a cold compress over your eye area for a few minutes. You could also use cold tea bags or chilled cucumber slices. Either way, you should notice that the puffiness doesn’t look quite so voluminous after that!

Turn to Technology

Jade Eye Device

LED light therapy is fantastic for reducing the look of puffiness. With the right device, you’ll be able to immediately remedy the appearance of puffy bags, smoothing out the look of your skin. Ideally, you need a device designed for the eye area – one that offers multiple LED wavelengths. The Introstem IntroLite Jade Eye Device does exactly that. Even better, it will help with the appearance of other eye-related concerns too, such as crow’s feet and dark spots.

Try Eye Mask Patches

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Another way to immediately soothe the appearance of puffy under-eyes is with the Pure Soothing Eye Jelly Masks Limited Edition from Introstem. Not only is it packed with herbs that quickly calm and de-puff the complexion but it’s also incredibly hydrating. This will counter the shadowy look that puffiness can cause, giving your eye area a brighter finish.

Invest in a High-Quality Eye Cream

Stem Cell Rejuvenating Eye Cream

There are certain skincare ingredients out there that are revered for how they can tackle the appearance of puffiness under the eyes. You’ll find several of them in the Introstem Stem Cell Rejuvenating Eye Cream. Its impressive ingredient list features the likes of grape stem cells, caffeine, amino acids, resveratrol, and vitamin C. All highly rated by dermatologists, these ingredients are worth investing in if puffy eyes are a common concern for you.

Dry, Flaky Skin

Dry skin can be frustrating to deal with, but it becomes even more so when that dryness becomes severe. Flaking and peeling skin is never a good look, yet it’s a common occurrence among those who lack sebum in their skin. With that said, although your skin may not be producing enough oil on its own, there are ways in which you can compensate for this:

Gently Exfoliate

Stem Cell Facial Peeling

First things first, you need to get rid of all of those flakes of dead skin that are currently on your skin’s surface. Not only will they be looking unsightly but they’ll also block any skincare products that you apply from penetrating your skin. Removing those flakes calls for exfoliation, but you need to be gentle. Over-exfoliating dry skin will only make things worse. So, pick an exfoliator that makes use of mild and moisturizing exfoliants, like the Introstem Stem Cell Facial Peeling. With mandelic acid and bamboo powder, plus coconut and bitter orange oils, it will leave your skin feeling buttery soft!


AquaLift Silk Capsules-1

Although dry skin is caused by a lack of sebum, a lack of moisture, meaning dehydration, is a problem that commonly accompanies dryness. Since the skin doesn’t have enough sebum to form a fully-fledged protective barrier, it’s not quite as efficient at retaining moisture. Instead, it allows those water molecules to evaporate away. This is why your next step should be to give your skin a burst of hydration. The Introstem Aqua Silk Capsules are perfect for doing so!

Apply a Rich Moisturizer to Damp Skin

VitisCell Facial Shield SPF 30

Remember how we talked about your skin barrier being compromised due to the lack of sebum in your skin? This is why moisturizing is so important. A rich cream will form its own layer over your skin’s surface. It won’t be quite as good as your skin’s natural barrier but it will still help in a big way. Ideally, look for a cream that’s filled with emollients and occlusives, such as the Introstem VitisCell Day Repair Facial Cream. For even better results, apply it to damp skin. It will trap in all of those extra water molecules, giving you an even bigger hydration boost!

Dark and Enlarged Pores

When it comes to pore size, you get what you’re given. It’s something that’s determined by genetics, meaning that you’ll never be able to physically change the size of your pores. However, even then, your pores shouldn’t ever be highly noticeable. This usually occurs when they end up clogged, causing them to darken and stretch out. Fortunately, there are a few quick fixes for this:

A Thorough Cleanse

VitisCell Foaming Bliss Purifier

If your pores are looking larger than usual, then your first step should be to cleanse your skin. This will remove any impurities from your pore openings. Whether it may be dirt, sebum, dead skin cells, or anything else, anything that’s making its way into your pores will only cause those openings to expand. The Introstem VitisCell Foaming Bliss Purifier will give your skin the thorough cleanse that it needs. Its fast-acting foam will sweep away impurities from your skin’s surface, immediately leaving it looking brighter and clearer.


Sometimes, a good cleanse will provide all of the skin help that you need when dealing with enlarged pores. However, sometimes, those blockages run deeper, which is where exfoliation comes in. While facial scrubs can be great, turn to a chemical exfoliant to tackle your clogged pores. Acids will help to dissolve those impurities, saving you from unintentionally pushing them deeper into your skin with a scrub.

Use a Clay Mask

ThermoStem Mask

In addition to exfoliating your skin, applying a clay mask can be a great way to quickly shrink the appearance of large pores. Clay has been used for centuries to soak up excess sebum from the skin. If your enlarged pores are down to overactive sebaceous glands, a clay mask will pull some of that excess sebum away. For even better results, go with a thermal clay mask, like the Introstem ThermoStem Mask. It gently heats up as it’s applied to the skin. This leaves the pores feeling relaxed and more elastic, allowing the clay to do an even better job of drawing out excess sebum.

Apply a Salicylic Acid-Infused Cream

Thermostem Completion Cream

Salicylic acid is an ingredient commonly seen in cleansers and exfoliators. It’s one that’s loved by people with oily skin and large pores due to how it keeps the pores looking clear and clog-free. While it works excellently in cleansing and exfoliating formulas, incorporating it into other stages of your skincare routine could give your skin the extra skin help it needs. A moisturizer that contains the ingredient, such as the Introstem ThermoStem Completion Cream, will lavish your skin with an extra layer of this beta-hydroxy acid. As a result, no only will it help to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, but, when used regularly, it will keep your pores looking small and light in the future too.

Emergency Skin Help From Introstem

No matter how much care you bestow on your skin, emergencies are unavoidable. Fortunately, more often than not, there are ways in which you can quickly fix the problem. The next time you find yourself dealing with a skincare SOS, check back with Introstem – chances are that we have the expertise and products to help you restore normality to your complexion!

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