Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The Spotty Skin Saviors

At the age of 21 my acne prone skin finally seems to have calmed down a little; I definitely still have some of scars but I don't get as many acne breakouts as I used to. However saying that ever now and things just get a bit spotty and these are the products I tend to reach for to calm things down. 
The Spotty Skin Saviors
The Spotty Skin Saviors
I think masks are a great way to help fix things and these two are my favourites. The first is the Origins Out Of Trouble which is amazing. It really helps to take the inflammation down and get rid of the pain some spots give. I tend to put this directly onto breakouts where as if I want something to apply all over the face I reach for the Super Facialist By Una Brennan Pore Purifying Clay Mask which is a good all rounder to control oil and just deeply cleanse the skin without being drying.
The Spotty Skin Saviors
I tip I would say if you are breaking out is keep things basic, stick to products you know work and do over apply products because it will just make things worse. A basic moisturiser I always reach for is the Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturiser, this is cheap yet keeps oils at bay and helps to make spots go that bit quicker. I apply this all over the face and directly onto the breakouts. A new favourite which not only helps get rid of the breakouts but helps to make sure you're not left with a horrible scar is the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo [+]. This really does help; both of these aren't drying on the skin either.  
The Spotty Skin Saviors
There's not many spot treatments that I use. I tend to prefer to make sure my skin is cleansed and then use the moisturisers I mentioned above. One I do like is the Freederm Fast Track Spot Gel, this doesn't really dry the spot out which I like as it doesn't leave you with dry skin yet helps to make things go quicker. Something that I think really helps is face oil which may seem odd but oils helps to keep things balanced and doesn't leave you with dry skin around the blemish. The Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is a great one. Rosehip oil is especially good for blemished skin as it helps with scarring as well as active breakouts.

So those are some products and tips I have for when things get a bit spotty. As I mentioned my main thing is to keep things simple, ease off from trying out too many new products until things calm down. What are some of your favourite products to use to help get rid of pesky blemishes?

2 comments:

  1. The Effaclar Duo+ is my holy grail right now! I also think a facial oil really helps, I use either the Pai Rosehip Oil or Antipodes Divine Face Oil xx

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  2. LRP's Effaclar K is absolutely amazing. If you like DUO, you have to try it - it's a serious skincare saviour.

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