Thursday, September 20, 2012

Blemishes: A Quick Fix

A few days ago, I almost cried when I woke up with a big, red angry spot on my chin the size of a house. Almost - but then I remembered Twitter. I got straight on there to tweet you lovely fellow beauty bloggers and see if anyone could suggest a quick fix, and I did indeed receive a few suggestions, including toothpaste, lemon juice and Sudocrem.

Well, toothpaste was the first thing I tried. I popped some on and then went to sleep in the hope that I'd wake up minus my unwelcome lodger, but alas, it wasn't to be. 
Later that day, I tried some lemon juice. I left it on all evening, and then applied some more before bed, but again, it was all to no avail. Soap didn't work either.
Next, I went in search of some Sudocrem, but my local chemist didn't have any in (!?) and suggested Bepanthen, which I almost went ahead and bought, but I decided I wanted to research it a bit more before doing so to see what the general consensus on that was.

At home, I hopped on Google to see what else I could come up with, and I stumbled across a few people saying that lavender essential oil worked quite well. As I had some to hand, I decided to pop some on as a last resort before bed.
Well, I woke up the next morning and voila - the spot had dried right out and shrunk considerably in size!
Now, it won't get rid of your spot completely, but if you've got one of those awful red, swollen ones starting to come up then I'd highly recommend dabbing some of this on sharpish. I've had another one come up since and put the oil straight on, and it seems to have stopped it developing into the size it would otherwise have been.

Do you have any well-guarded spot fighting secrets (other than the Origins Spot Remover, which seems to be current favourite in the blogging world!)?

xx

12 comments:

  1. Awesome!! i've tried the deep cleansing oil - see my post :-) its gr8 too. xxx

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    1. I've read it, still terrified to use oil all over my face but I think you've persuaded me to take the plunge! :)xx

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  2. I love using Tea Tree Oil, that works wonders, or Fixaderm if you can find it :) I did a post on it recently and it really helped!
    Glad you found something that worked well, natural stuff work so good with those sort of things!
    xx

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    1. Yes, I will always give preference to natural treatments, and not just because of the price difference! I'd rather avoid putting unknown chemicals on myskin where possible, although that sounds so hypocritical given my skincare/makeup stash, ha xx

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  3. I've never tried these except toothpaste, which I have to agree was useless!
    I use salt water :) x

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    1. Yep, won't be trying that one again! Ha xx

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  4. Ooh will have to bear this in mind! Love the fact it's natural too xx

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    1. Oh yes, I actually used to use that many moons ago, will have to get some and try it again :)xx

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  6. I use sudocrem as well as origins it is good x

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    1. I keep meaning to get some! I must try it, sounds like a miracle cream xx

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