Pimples are not fun for anyone, but they are a common and natural part of life. Most people at some stage of their life will battle with a breakout and they really do not discriminate. No matter your age, gender, skin type or ethnicity – pimples can affect anyone and if left untreated, can become red and inflamed and may cause scarring. For most people, the first reaction to a pimple is to want to pop it, but popping pimples can actually make them worse, open them up to infection from bacteria on your fingers and also make the breakout spread.
Your skin actually has a pretty solid natural process for getting rid of those pimples, but sometimes a little helping hand is needed to speed up the process and be rid of those pesky breakouts faster. So we have put together a list of spot treatments that we know and love, to help you say goodbye to blemishes and hello to bump-free skin.
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, $29
This overnight vegan spot treatment is made up of Salicylic Acid to gently exfoliate the skin deep into the pores, Sulphur, which is a natural mineral to help absorb oil and draw out impurities and Calamine to soothe the skin. Apply this to your spots at night, let dry then wash off in the morning.
Clear Start Breakout Clearing Booster, $38
This spot treatment by Dermalogica’s sister brand, Clear Start, is a gentle and effective treatment for spots. It contains Salicylic Acid and their Patented TT Technology and Phytoplankton Extract to work with the skin’s microbiome.
Medik8 Blemish SOS, $79
Top international skincare brand, Medik8 has this SOS spot treatment containing Salicylic Acid and Niacinamide to help clear up those spots. Leaving out all of the other nasties that can irritate your skin such as Phthalates, Parabens and fragrances.
Murad Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment, $49
This treatment is said to reduce spots and blemishes in as little as four hours. It contains Salicylic Acid and Coerulea Flower Extract, among other ingredients and doesn’t have the nasties such as Parabens and Sulphates.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Targeted Gel, $18.50
This budget-friendly, natural SOS spot treatment is made from tea tree oil, which is a natural antiseptic. It’s perfectly sized for your handbag too.
Alpha-H Clear Skin Blemish Control Gel, $23
This fast-acting gel treatment contains antibacterial oregano, tea tree and eucalyptus to help fight the cause of infection.