Monday, 12 January 2015

Top 5 | Spot Treatments That Work

Top 5 | Spot Treatments That Work
Whether it's one gigantic under the skin spot that lasts weeks and weeks or a pesky little breakout that has erupted out of nowhere - yes the drama is necessary. I think I speak for most people when I say they can be a right pain in the bum for getting rid of. I've had quite the experience when it comes to spots or 'imperfections' if we want to tidy it up a little. So with that been said I decided to create a post on my top 5 spot treatments that have worked for me over the years as well as give you's a little summary on my skin and how I dealt with having teenage breakouts.   

In my late teenage years (15-19) I was one of the un/fortunate girls that was faced with spots on a regular basis (hormones and whatnot). I wouldn't describe my skin as having acne or something that needed professional attention but, I did get teenage/hormonal spots which as a newby to it I wasn't sure how to deal with it so, I was willing to try anything - which has its pros & cons


It's unfortunate to have had teenage breakouts because it meant keeping my skin locked away aka trustworthy makeup and not having the confidence to go bare faced outside my house for quite sometime. It's fortunate that I did get breakouts though because it has taught me so much about my skin as well as dealing with, tips and other things involving breakouts. I still get breakouts even at the age of 21 which is something I've learnt to deal with as in my eyes the more you think about them the worse they will seem. These 5 products have helped me get near to spot-free skin over the years and have helped me in my darkest days!

Skinetica* | Okay this isn't my no.1 go to product whenever I get a breakout but it is a product I would consider if you suffer with any sort of redness or pesky spots. I have used this in the past on my face and regarding any breakouts (that are not under the skin) this product slowly dries them out after a couple of days. But whenever I get any redness on my face or even blotches of redness elsewhere this product gets rid of this within one use which to me is brilliant. The down side to this product is its scent, it does smell incredibly strong and not nice but I do believe products that smell or look terrible tend to do the best trick.


Origins Super Spot Remover | This is an oldie but goodie that has lasted me a good few years now which sounds grouse but it just goes to show a little goes a long way. I go through fazes with this product some months I will use it and some I won't mostly because this tiny miracle worker costs money! I dab the tiniest amount of this onto any nasty spots that have appeared (don't cake your face in this!) this product isn't designed to get rid of everything it is designed to help reduce and remove any spot that is bothersome. I have made the mistake in covering my whole forehead in this once and the results weren't great so only focus on the one spot per application. The results are amazing you do see them fairly quickly, at one stage I could apply this in the morning and by the evening a spot is reduced is size. Total miracle worker. If you do get the odd spots here and there definitely try this!


Help Clear Skin* | This is an unusual one for me because I've never tried a treatment that is a powder you take with food/drink. However this is incredible. I'll get the negative out there first and say yes this tastes grouse if not mixed in well (you can drink this with any drink hot or cold until dissolved) which takes away the taste or even mix it in with foods. I usually fill my milk bottle up with water (250ml) every morning or evening and down this through a straw. The results are amazing I was noticing changes by one day - my skin was feeling a lot calmer and any spots that I did have were reducing fairly quickly. For it being a powdery substance the results are really impressive, you take one of these sachets everyday for a month or so. I would recommend these if you are bored or want to try something a little different to a cream I think these are well worth the money. There website is here for anyone who wants to read how others got on, which I found interesting.


Duac Once Daily Gel | I'll be honest, 4 or 5 years ago I was feeling really down about my skin so I decided to see a doctor to try and get something strong to kick those spots away. I was subscribed to this gel called Duac which you keep in your fridge (kind of like a LUSH face mask). Even though I don't get as many spots as I did as a teen I still like to use this to keep my skin at bay. Every evening just before sleep I apply this all over my skin on any redness or blemishes and by morning my skin looks and feels a lot clearer. I think this product is good for everything really, I've had experiences where this has shifted those painful under the skin spots, any pesky random breakouts or any areas with redness. This product has helped reduce all of these which is why I still continue to use this regularly. I know a lot of people think going to the doctors is when your skin is in a serious need of but, I don't agree. My skin probably doesn't need this as much as it used to but I like to know I have it.


La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo | This like the Origins spot remover is an oldie but goodie. I probably use this the most out of all 5 because I treat this as a moisturizer sometimes too. For me personally this product is a hit and miss, some days it works some it doesn't, which is a little weird but that's how it works for me. When I used this for the very first time the results were impressive and very similar to the Duac cream it reduced everything but the results were quicker! My skin has adapted to this product which means some days it works some not so much but, on the days it does work the results are really good for reducing the spots. I find this works great on any redness or scars I get from spots so on days I am not wearing makeup I like to apply this all over those areas and by teatime my skin looks better!


Those are my top 5 go to products for any breakouts, redness or scars. If you would like me to maybe write a post on tips or how to deal with them from my experience let me know and I will!


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42 comments

  1. I love the Origins spot remover, its my my go-to emergency one and there's also the Clinique acne solutions gel which also works wonders x

    Andrea,
    GUCCI&POLA.

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    1. It is definitely my go-to emergency product too, I must stock up as I am incredibly low x

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  2. I found the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo was way too harsh for my skin and I always consider my skin to be quite robust! The Skinetica worked quite well but the alcohol content in it concerned me! I'm still searching for that winning spot product.

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    1. That seems a shame, some days it works for me then others it doesn't its weird. Oh I know it smells awfully strong doesn't it? x

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  3. Origins Spot Remover!!! My HG of spot treatments!!! Sorry, I just love it so much, especially for those every now and then typical teenage breakouts! xx

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    1. I can tell the exclamation marks are necessary though! x

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  4. The Origin Spot Remover sounds amazing, I've never tried anything from that brand before. To help fight spots I love Lush Tea Tree Toner Water, No7 Rapid Spot Rescue & a recent discovery I've made is Dotz acne patches (which are amazing!) xx
    Natasha Paris x | natashaparisblog

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    1. I definitely recommend it if you suffer with similar breakouts to what I mentioned. I used to use the LUSH tea tree toner but didn't think much of it unfortunately. I've always wanted to try the Dotz! xx

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  5. I love reading about other peoples spot treatments mainly because it's my biggest woe and origins have been a complete miracle worker for me xxx

    Blonde Of Carbs

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    1. aw I know they are definitely a favourite brand of mine they never fail to make my skin feel healthier! xx

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  6. Both versions of the effaclar duo broke me out so bad, which is really annoying because it seems to do wonders for everyone else! I love the Origins super spot remover though! xo

    Catherine | Pretty Little Beauty Blog

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    1. I know I find some days it doesn't work which confuses me! I need to stock up on my spot remover I am very low! xx

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  7. I want to try the origins mask, everyone goes on about it! Does it work on under the skin spots? They're the only type I get and they're so hard to treat!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. Which mask the charcoal or the out of trouble? those are the two masks that are prone to spot, oily skin and both are really good for spots! x

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  8. I love finding spot treatments that actually work as so many of them don't! I love the Origins spot remover and I've only just started using the Effaclar duo but so far it's the best one I've used!

    www.saltandchic.com // UK Fashion Blog

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    1. That sounds really good! I love the Duo it just frustrates me when some days it stops working like how can a product just randomly not work then work the next?! x

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  9. I love the effaclar duo but I only use it occasionally when my skin is particularly bad or else I have found it dries my skin out! Have also wanted to try that origins spot treatment but I am so wary about whether these things work...your post has definitely influenced me haha:) xxxx

    thechinadolldiaries.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know I find the Duac cream does this to me. The spot remover is incredible I really recommend it! xx

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  10. I love the Effaclar Duo! I really want to try the Origins Spot Treatment too but I hate introducing new things into my routine.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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    1. I get like that about skincare too, I don't mind spot treatments but cleansers or moisturizers I always feel uneasy with x

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  11. I need to branch out and try more spot treatments, I am way too loyal to my Sudocrem!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. Sudocrem is amazing though lets face it! It saved my ass a few times at school! x

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  12. All the beauty products I used never really worked for me. But a few years ago I got a prescription from my dermatologist and this balm was amazing. But unfortunately it didn't only dry out the spot, it also dried out all of the skin around it.
    Now I mainly stick to zinc balm if I have a spot. This is not as fast but also pretty good.
    but maybe I'll try some of your products, if I can find them in Germany.
    xx Conney

    teatymestories.blogspot.com

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    1. Good luck I hope you can find these as they are all really good, I think you would be able to get the Help Clear skin online x

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  13. Like the look of the satchets but what do you do after the month is up?! Surely they would come back?! I use apple cider vinegar as a spot treatment (and diluted as a toner) which is amazing, smells quite strong at first though!

    sheepishlyshameful.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They do but I've realized my face is a lot more clearer redness wise and I haven't received any under the skin spots since! Definitely love this. This sounds interesting! x

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  14. I very rarely get spot but when I do I love the skinetica x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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    1. I am glad you mentioned that as it seems like not many use it even though it is so good! x

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  15. My favourite spot treatment is dirt cheap from Boots: Witch Blemish Stick for £2.70. Dab it on before bed and voila all have disappeared when you wake up. It is magic!!

    Sophie xx
    https://wordpress.com/stats/bluntsbookblog.wordpress.com

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    1. I like Witch range so maybe this is something worth trying myself whenever I get another breakout x

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  16. Lovely post! :)

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    1. aw thankyou glad you enjoyed it x

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  17. Hmm the Origins one might be a one I need to try! I love their products, especially their Spot Remove Pads and their Make a Difference Plus+ Gel Moisturizer :)

    Emily // ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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    1. I've never tried their spot remover pads they sound interesting!

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  18. I love the Skinetica! Everytime I felt my skin breaking out I used to reach for this :)
    Sophie

    booksandbeauty.co.uk

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    1. Its really good for breakouts isn't it, mind you the smell ain't great x

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  19. I don't think there's ever going to be a miracle product for me where spots are concerned (unfortunately) but I find that Effacer Duo + helps to keep them at bay and properly cleansing with Bee Good cream cleanser helps to keep my skin feeling fresh and less oily. I have dried Duac before and although it did clear up my spots mostly it also left me with horribly dry skin!

    Jade x

    Girl Up North | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Aw I know it would be nice to think one product could completely get rid of it all xx

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