Lets talk about dreaded spots, We all get them right?!! and if you don’t can I just say I envy you!!
When I was a teenager I never suffered with spots I was always the lucky one in my group and would rarely get one, well I think its payback now as I’m nearly 25 and I feel like a teenager all over again. I’m not talking about the odd one either I’m suffering so bad lately and what might not be a lot to some they’re really getting me down and making me feel really rubbish about myself, so I’ve been on the hunt for some good spot treatments and I literally feel like I’ve tried and tested them all, so today I want to talk about what I’ve used and if I would recommend them.
Now I don’t have acne by any means but I have been getting more than I ever have over the past year, mostly on my chin with red inflammation and a little scaring but I like to think, well hope that red inflammation will eventually go. I normally get them around that time of the month (TMI I know but we are all girls here right?? and I want this post to be helpful so you need a back story lol) anywayyy I just can’t seem to get rid of one before another one appears and I just hate the way my makeup applies as these treatments really dry out the skin and I just end up feeling really rubbish about myself, so I’m finally trying to do something about it! I have no idea if it’s because I wear more makeup now days or if it’s my diet I’m definitely looking into cutting out certain foods especially dairy! I’m also thinking of going to see a Dermatologist especially for the redness.
I’m actually getting pretty good at covering them up with my trusty green concealer but I know they’re still there and I feel like when people are talking to me they are secretly looking at it, I HATE THAT! LOL
So basically this list is what I have tried and tested it’s a lot I know (By the way my skin is dry and sensitive not oily!)
Witch blemish stick (contains witch Hazel)
Tea tree oil
Mario Badescu drying lotion (contains Calamine, Salicylic acid, zinc)
T zone gel (contains Tea tree/ Witch hazel & Salicylic acid)
Perfectly clear calming gel (Salicylic acid)
Sudocrem (antiseptic healing cream)
Acnecide 5% gel (benzoyl peroxide)
Aspirin face mask
Glamglow supermud mask
Cleansers and toners
I’ve literally tried everything from over the counter to home remedies that’s been recommend to me I’ve even been on google trying to find some remedies which is why and how I came across trying Manuka honey and aspirin face masks. when I start to think something is working I’m back to square one. So I’m only going to quickly run through some of my favourites other wise I would be here all day.
Also please note this isn’t just stuff I’ve used over the past few weeks/months I’ve been using a lot of these regularly for years, And also what might work for me might not be the same for others.
Sudocrem: I’ve been using this for years for literally everything and this always used to work for my spots. As it’s an Antiseptic healing cream it should be perfect for spots right? if you have never tried it I recommend giving this a go everyone needs this in their cupboard!
Tzone: This is one I like as it contains all the main ingredients to fight spots, tea tree, witch hazel and salicylic acid! plus this was like a £1 from the pound shop so I felt like it was worth a shot and it’s actually not bad.
Tea Tree oil: This is the body shop oil but I have tried a few, my warning if you use this is just be careful as pure tea tree oil can burn the skin. This stuff used to always work for me but recently it hasn’t been doing the job, although I do still use it every now and then.
Acnecide: My most recent purchased that I’ve resorted to try, this is one that can be purchased at the pharmacy and is a little pricey, but I wanted to see if it worked, I started off with the 5% over the 10% as when I was reading up about this online I read some right horror stories and to be honest I was scared to put this on my face, But I started off with putting a tiny amount on, so far I really like this one, you have to be careful with fabric and stuff with this as it can bleach stuff. But like I said I Don’t suffer with acne but I have been getting the cyst like spots under the skin and I read that this stuff is good for that. So far I’m seeing a little difference but I’ve only been using it for about 2 weeks now, and luckily haven’t had any side effects like some have. Just remember to read all instructions before hand if you purchase this.
Mario Badescu Drying lotion: The famous spot lotion that the celebs rave about……urm Yeah sorry to say this did absolutely nothing for me, massive let down 🙁 I just feel like this dries and then crumbles straight off so it actually doesn’t have a chance to work, even just moving my face I noticed it was all down my top. I was praying this was going to be a miracle but it just didn’t work which was a shame.
Creightons Perfectly clear gel: I really like this one, again this was cheap and I think I found it in B&M for like £2 so thought it was worth a go, It says it calms the skin and speeds up the spot clearing process obviously I was sold, and this is still a regular treatment I reach for.
A couple of face masks I will mention is the GlamGlow supermud the white one which is a good clearing mask for the skin, I like to use this if my skin is breaking out a lot or if I’ve just been wearing a lot of makeup, its nice to use for unblocking pores and just making the skin feel clean etc. I also like the Nip+fab kale mask which has minerals and witch hazel in to draw away impurities and the Superdug clearly youthful Glycolic peel off mask that claims to be an anti blemish mask it contains Salicylic Acid and Glycolic Acid. I really like this one, it’s a thick gel that dries and then you just peel it straight off its so easy!
So that pretty much is it, let me know any skin care items including creams, toners, masks or spot treatmeants that you use and have actually worked for you? I would really love to check out some new prodcuts. 🙂