Even though bad skin days aren’t as common as bad hair days, let’s face it: they do happen. Bad skin days are when your skin looks dull, pale, and lifeless no matter how many times you moisturize it or how much makeup you use.

If you’ve never had this problem, girl, you should consider yourself very lucky. But for those of you who deal with this problem often, we’re about to give you some great tips that will help you a lot the next time you have a bad skin day.

1. Don’t get stressed out

Easy to say but hard to do, but stress and tension can worsen the problem. When you’re stressed, your body makes a chemical change that makes your skin more sensitive and open. It can also make skin problems take longer to heal.

Remember that “bad” skin can happen to anyone anytime, and it’s normal. We suggest taking care of your skin and then getting your mind off it by going for a walk, calling a friend to talk about it, or planning a relaxing evening at home with a hot shower and an early bedtime.

2. Cleanse your Face

Even if your skin is having a bad day, you can leave some less important beauty products on the shelf, but you should not forget the cleanser. When you wash your face, you can get rid of oil, extra makeup, dirt, and other things that might be stuck in your pores and cause your skin to break out.

 If you’re worried about having dull, flaky skin, using the right cleanser to get rid of the buildup on your skin’s surface can help make your skin look brighter.

3. Moisturize your Skin

Have some redness, dry spots, and new pimples? Take some of your moisturizer and your favorite serum. Put a small amount of lotion in the palm of your hand, and then add three or four drops of serum.

This will give your skin a burst of nutrients that will help keep your skin tone even and brighten your skin. This is especially nice on long flights and when traveling outside a lot.

4. Take a cold shower or Use Ice

Some people will never believe that taking an ice shower (or a cold shower) could be good for their skin. Many famous people also use cold water or ice to reduce redness and treat pimples first thing in the morning.

The ice can also cool your skin, making it look less red and making the zit less likely to turn into a full-blown flaw. Also, think about using the last few minutes of your shower to relax in a more literal way. Cold water closes the pores on the skin.

5. Use as few products as you can

Because your skin doesn’t feel as good, it’s easy to think that you need to use more products. But think about what will make your skin worse, and that’s not how you should go.

Use as few skin care products as possible and stick to formulas and ingredients that you know work well.

6. Do not exfoliate your skin

When your skin is very swollen and red, it’s usually best to skip the exfoliation step until you can see and feel that your skin is improving. Exfoliating the skin can make it hurt and even worsen the problem.

Keep in mind that, depending on your skin type, you may not be able to handle regular exfoliation. 

7. Rethink the ingredients in your products

If you’re having a lot of bad skin days, you might want to check the ingredients in your skincare products. After a while, things like scents, alcohol, paraben, and so on can bother your skin.

You could stop using things that have these things in them and see if it makes any difference.

8. Have a quick workout

Working out can be a great way to help the skin. Exercise increases blood flow, which helps skin cells stay healthy. It also helps keep side effects, like free radicals, away from working cells if you work out outside. Make sure to protect yourself from UVA/UVB rays by wearing SPF or a cap.

In the same way, exercise can help your mood. Endorphins are the only chemical that makes you feel good when you work out.

9. Go to bed early

Beauty sleep really works. Your body heals and rests while you sleep, so getting to bed early might be enough. You should get between 7 and 9 hours of sound sleep to help your skin rejuvenate.


It’s normal to have a bad skin day every once in a while. But you can limit these problems by sticking to a regular skincare routine that includes the best products that won’t irritate your skin.

When your skin isn’t looking its best, it’s essential to have a backup plan that includes all these tips.