Best & Worst Spot Treatments

I feel like I have tried every spot and acne treatment on the market over the years and I have finally found my holy grail. But on the way to finding one heck of an amazing product...I found a few that just don't work. If you have acne prone skin or are just in need of a few spot treatment, I am going to share the best and the worst.
Best & Worst Spot Treatments
If you are looking for an acne treatment that provides long-lasting results, even after you stop using it, I would recommend the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+.  I have been using this for years now and it really is incredible stuff as it works to give you clear skin in four weeks. I have never been disappointed with La Roche Posay products and this works well to unclog pores while keeping the skin hydrated. With a few acne products I have used, they do end up seriously drying out the skin so I love that this actually hydrates. The La Roche Posay Serozinc isn't a specific acne treatment but if you do have oily, spot prone skin I highly recommend adding this to your routine. This makes such a big difference to my skin by not only helping with my spots but by also keeping the skin mattified so I wanted to give it a mention. 

For years I swore by Tea Tree Oil and Sudocrem, especially through my early teens. I would use either one of these over night to help dry out my spots and they do work well if you are on a budget. While Sudocrem isn't going to clear up your spots or acne completely, it will help for an immediate improvement. Tea Tree Oil has a million and one uses and one of them is being a great spot treatment. I like to dip in with a cotton bud into the solution and apply directly to my spots and leave on over night and it really does make a difference. I still use this now but only if I get the occasional breakout as I do have products specifically for keeping my acne at bay in my daily routines. 

The Mario Badescu Drying Lotion is a seriously hyped product and I just don't get it. This is a treatment that you apply directly to each spot and leave on overnight to apparently wake up to minimised breakouts every time. It has a blend of Calamine and Salicylic Acid that aims to clear up and soothe unsightly whiteheads overnight without irritating the surrounding skin. It is said to be suitable for all skin types, even those with the most sensitive skin and can provide immediate relief. This stuff just doesn't work for me and I have tried it so many times and I wake up to no changes in my skin. I have also found this to slightly sting the skin too so I can't recommend this.

But a product I highly recommend is The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% which is a complete bargain at under £4! If you are looking for one product to try from this post, make it this. I have tried every acne treatment under the sun, even tablets and lotions from my Doctor and nothing works better than this. I have been using this for a little over three months now and I do not have any acne anymore. I have been using this every night since I got it and each morning I would see my skin get clearer and clearer. Even though I am now spot free, I have continued to use this and it has been really helping with the scarring and discolouration. I wrote a full review on this product if you want to hear about it in more detail - HERE.

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6 comments

  1. I always hear people raving about sudocrem but I've never actually tried it myself! I think I'm gonna have to give it a go! X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

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  2. Love that the product you're loving is an absolute bargain! You don't find many like that I'm sure :-) I don't massively suffer with spots, however if I do it's always Sudocrem that I reach for. Fab read :-)
    Claire | www.clairemac.co.uk

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  3. The drying lotion is the only spot treatment that actually works for me. It clears up spots on my face over night! Sudocrem use to be my go to when i was younger too.

    www.beautylifebecca.co.uk

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  4. I would suggest Salicylic Acid to everyone who wants to reduce spots it has worked wonders for my skin. Im always of the mindset of not drying out spots because if you dry them out you end up risking discolouration and redness when the spot starts to go away which is the bane of my life i still have PIE from a spot 6 months ago

    www.beautyandtheboy.com

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  5. Cant believe how cheap The Ordinary is, and that product sounds amazing!! I'll definitely have to try this ASAP xx
    DORKFACE

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  6. I really need to buy The Ordinary Salicylic Acid! I have acne and I need something to help it go away xx

    Carolina's Makeup Life

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