Zit…Down! My current spot treatments

 

Zit, spot, pimple, blemish…so many denominations for something we can all agree on : it takes more time to leave the surface of your skin than to arrive.
However, there are a few ways to say “buh bye” to those naughty spots! Maybe not for good, but at least for a moment.
I have tried countless spot treatments, NONE worked and after a few researches, I noticed that they all had one ingredient in common : tea tree. Surprisingly renowned for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, it did not work on my skin. So I’m on the lookout for tea-tree free spot treatments. I currently use three products. Now the quest for a blemish exterminator is certainly not over, but these three little items help me get rid of most spots.
(Note: sleep, relaxation, hydration, and a balanced diet will always be the best spot enemies, but you can’t always control the situation, so these little products do some nice damage control.)


Comvita Manukacare: (beware you’re not allergic to honey or that your skin is not too sensitive) “Sugar, ah honey honey...” this is a product I picked up for its multi-purpose properties. 100% antibacterial Manuka Honey can be used to avoid a risk of wound infections on small cuts, burns etc… but it also works great as a spot treatment. If I don’t need to leave the house in the morning, I apply it on the spots, otherwise I leave it overnight (and I do my best to avoid waking up to a sticky pillow eek)

Indie Lee Blemish Lotion: I keep raving about it on Twitter and Instagram and yet, I haven’t properly introduced it on the blog (how rude! πŸ˜‰
It’s a periodic and topical spot treatment, so it’s not meant to do be applied all over the face, even if your skin is completely out of control. Containing sulphur, salicylic acid, zinc, alcohol, camphor
and clay, this potent product is meant to get rid of those robust and nasty spots. The “spot atomizer” as I like to call it. I already mentioned it on instagram, but I had three blemishes that simply wouldn’t leave and after a few days this product resorbed them.
Plus it’s a pink spot treatment, how more girly could it get?

The Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Powder: This is most versatile product of the bunch, because it works both day & night. This a spot concealing powder that calms and heals the skin.
In the daytime, it covers up redness, blemishes and controls shine. I love it to pieces!
If I don’t feel like wearing foundation, I apply
this over my moisturizer and it gives me an even complexion, refines my pores,
while drying out pimples. All organic, packed with ingredients such as bamboo, aloe powder, and antioxidants (blueberry seed oil, pomegranate seed oil, raspberry seed oil, kiwi seed oil, cranberry seed oil etc…) No more “pimple my face”;)
Works also great as a nighttime treatment, simply apply it on the zit, let it sit overnight and you should notice a shrinkage of the zit.

Et voilΓ ! Those are my precious spot treatments. I do have on my radar Osmia Organics‘ spot treatment and Zum rub moisturizer Frankincense & Myrhh, which is recommended by the beautiful Kimberly Loc.

What are your favorite spot treatments!Β  Feel free to share πŸ™‚
Take care,
Liz

 

Liz

Green hunter, wellness junkie and pun maker on the website, I'm on a journey towards a kinder and healthier life. @lizthegreenspirit on Instagram.

17 Comments
  1. Tea tree oil doesn't work for me, and it took me a long time to realise that! For regular zits I find honey alone does the trick, but it's usually the deep, hormonal spots that are a bother! I love Osmia's spot treatment and I have to admit I'm still using this lotion from my derm (kinda like Mario Badescu buffering lotion) to get rid of cystiscspots.

    1. Exactly! I kept using tea tree products thinking my skin was the problem haha. Indie Lee's lotion is potent enough and works against some cystic spots, but you are right, it's very difficult to get rid of these :/ xx

    1. Yay Manuka for the win! I'm sure you are going to love Indie Lee blemish lotion, a little goes a long way and it works great. Hope you get to try it soon lovely πŸ™‚ xx

    1. Well thank you lovely! The Juice Beauty powder has been a staple in my beauty routine for a long time, but for some unknown reasons, I never got to talk about it on the blog :/ Would love to hear your thoughts about it! xx

    1. The Juice Beauty powder is lovely for those reasons! I'm not fond of liquid foundation to be honest, so powder does the trick for me. I feel like my skin needs to breathe, and this powder manages to calm my skin when it's out of control. Let me know if you try it πŸ™‚ xx

    1. Oh no πŸ™ I certainly did not pay Β£29, I've had it for quite some time, I think I got it on Nautrisimo, but it's not available anymore. Maybe you could email The Juice Beauty to see if samples are available, or if there are more UK retailers. But Β£29 is definitely too expensive. Hope you get to try it soon lovely πŸ™‚ xx

    1. Thank you for your suggestion πŸ™‚ Burt's Bees looks nice indeed. I agree, I want to try Osmia too, because I keep reading rave reviews! xx

    1. Hehe, If you get, let me know what you think of it πŸ™‚ I'm really happy with it, since it's not always easy to find spot treatments without tea tree. xx

  2. I love the sound of the Juice Beauty powder but it is indeed Β£29! Shame its only $29 in USA haha darn american brands! It does sound amazing though I may have to treat myself!

  3. Oh merci pour tes commentaires de blemish clearing powder de juicy beauty car j'adore Indie lee mais l'odeur du souffre parfois est intolΓ©rable.. alors Juicy beauty sera une bonne option πŸ™‚

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