Although my skin has generally been quite good lately, it’s always best to be prepared for the odd spot which always seems to have the worst timing – anyone else!? However, I’ve recently incorporated 3 products into my spot-fighting skincare routine, which can really reduce any redness associated with spots, and which help to return your skin back to its spot-free self.
Of course, a face mask is the ultimate treat, especially when any spots make an appearance. I spoke about the Caudalie Glycolic Peel Face Mask in my recent post, however I had to mention it again here as I love it so much! The mask works by tightening pores and gently exfoliating the skin to boost radiance and help you achieve a clear, bright complexion. It also contains papaya enzymes to remove dead skin cells and grapevine sap to combat pigmentation on the skin.
This mask feels very soothing on my sensitive skin and reduces any redness associated with spots. Best of all, you only need to leave the mask on for 10 minutes – perfect for a quick fix!
I’m a huge fan of the Lush Eau Roma Toner Water, and so I thought I would try out a few more of the toners available at Lush. Tea Tree is known for its antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, and anti-anything-nasty properties so I knew this toner might come in handy on spotty days! I normally spray this over my face after cleansing for a few nights when my skin is starting to show signs of a spot appearing, and it’s a great way of preventing spots from developing further and reducing redness.
The toner also contains juniper which is antiseptic and helps keep the skin clear, as well as grapefruit, which is rich in vitamins. As the toner comes in a spray bottle, it’s great to pop into your bag and give your face a quick spritz on warm days, or when you’re on holiday and need some instant cooling.
Although this one might sound a bit weird and is normally associated with treating nappy rash, Sudocrem is actually a great way of getting rid of spots! Gone are the days when Sudocrem was only available in a gigantic-nappy-rash tub – you can now find Sudocrem in a hangbad-friendly tube. I normally apply a small blob of Sudocrem onto any spots before going to bed – I wouldn’t recommend using this during the day as it leaves a pretty obvious-looking white mark on your face. However, after letting it do its magic at night, the cream reduces any redness and swelling. It’s definitely worth a try!
What are your must-have products for fighting spots?