SEE LARK! | Three Ways To Treat Blemishes

I thought that acne and breakouts were reserved only for teenage years. Unfortunately, I was proven wrong. Lately, my skin has been a bit of a train wreck with unsightly blemishes on the forehead and chin. As a result, I have tried a few different methods (besides keeping my skin clean and drinking plenty of water) to help expedite the healing process. If you are in a similar (breakout) boat, here are three ways to fight against those unwanted troubled spots.

SEE LARK! | Three Ways To Treat Blemishes

Over-the-Counter. There are many spot treatments available at drugstores and higher-end beauty stores. Not all are created equal. Active ingredients will vary with each product – salicylic acid, sulfur, or benzoyl peroxide to name a few. Experiment to see which one works best with your skin, I find ones with salicylic acid work best for me and really like the impact of  Murad’s acne spot treatment.

SEE LARK! | Three Was To Treat Blemishes

Under Make-Up. The biggest challenge when dealing with a breakout is how to cover them up without making the situation worse. I discovered Bare Minerals blemish therapy powder a few years ago and is my go-to choice before putting on make-up in the morning. With sulfur as an active ingredient, it’s a powder with a slight yellow tint which helps absorb oil and reduce redness. Put this on before applying any face powder or concealer.

SEE LARK! | Three Ways To Treat Blemishes

Unconventional. Sometimes, if traditional treatments don’t seem to do the trick I turn to toothpaste…yes toothpaste! I learned this trick from a dorm mate during my freshman year in college. It helps dry out the spot and has a menthol/cool feel.  Obviously, use this method for overnight use otherwise people will think you brush your teeth in a very weird way.

What are some tips and tricks you’ve used to fight acne?

9 thoughts on “Three Ways To Treat Blemishes

  1. The most effective way I have found to treat acne is to use the Olay sulfur mask as a spot treatment and leave it on overnight. The only downside is it makes you smell quite sulfuric for a while, but it’s worth it!

  2. OMG! haha, a friend told me to try putting a toothpaste on my breakouts and it totally worked! 😀 So, i do agree with the toothpaste, though it’s really unconventional way… but? it works.

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