So I think I may have just discovered the best thing for preventing and getting rid of spots (well for me at least). I can’t say that I’ve had full blown acne ever but in my teenage years I did have clusters of spots taking up residency across my face (and I have the scars to prove it). Back then I knew absolutely nothing about skincare and or how to look after my skin properly and for one having a real cleansing routine has definitely sorted (at least) 70% of my spotty issue.
Secondly, I figured out that excessive sugar consumption breaks me out so I try my best to avoid foods that would trigger a reaction.
But for all other random spots appearing on my face from time to time for whatever reason, I use 100% tea tree oil to zap them away.
For a while I have been using one that I purchased from a local chemist but to my absolute delight I found that Poundworld sold them too. So far there has been no difference in terms of results, they both did the exact same thing though the products smell different to each other, not too dissimilar but noticeably.
I tend to apply this at night after I have cleansed my skin and moisturised, with clean hands (very important) I dab just a tiny bit directly on the spot, you don’t really need to use very much of this product at all. In fact, with continued use, it can be harsh on your skin and it can dry it out but usually the next day you should see the redness disappear and the spot diminished in size (if not completely gone!) or have it blossom into a whitehead ready to pop (gross but necessary).
It’s important to note that you should only use this when you have a spot or when you can see one developing, do not by any means slather this over your face as a preventative measure because it will dehydrate your skin. You have been warned!
Btw, this this great for those ‘under the skin’ spots, you know the ones that you can’t pop but you can feel it’s there?
If you have sensitive skin I would dilute the oil with some water before applying because it is quite strong stuff and the last thing you need is more irritation!
So I hope I have saved you a fortune on spending on blemish treatments, let me know if you tried this out and your results!