Friday 29 June 2012

My Favourite, Most Effective Spot Treatments!

Hi everyone! Today, I'm going to tell you about my favourite spot treatments. I have suffered with my skin for just over 5 years now, and along the way, I've found a few gems that have given me relief from dreaded spots, so here they are!

"This is for those times when something erupts on your face and you just need it gone as soon as possible. Grease Lightning is a clever combination of natural ingredients that attack spots without taking it out on the rest of your skin. We use carrageen moss, a seaweed, to make a clear gel that we base this product on. Seaweed gel is very softening and won't dry out the skin around your spot"

I find Grease Lightning really effective for drying up spots (sorry, TMI!) without drying the surrounding skin too much. It is particularly effective for whiteheads for this exact reason. I used to have quite a lot of congestion on my forehead, and this cleared it right up within a week! The bottle lasts forever as well, it is fantastic value for money.

Nixoderm - 99p

"Nixoderm For Skin Problems Cream 15g is for all types of skin infections.
Eczema, Pimples, blemishes, rash, Athlete's foot, Ringworm, scaling skin due to external irritation."

This is a recent discovery for me, after a few bloggers mentioned it. It is very strong though, so I wouldn't recommend it for sensitive skin. The scent is also very strong, so keep it well away from the eye area, as it can cause your eyes to water a little! Again, this is very effective at drying out spots.

"Triacneal is a non-greasy emulsion which helps to eliminate severe imperfections. Efectiose enables targeted action on the mediators responsible for the irritation. Glycolic acid, a powerful exfoliant which has a peeling effect upon the surface of the skin. Paraben Free"

This is a star product for under-the-skin spots, which seem to lurk forever and hurt really badly! It dries them right up within a couple of days and also helps to reduce the appearance of acne scarring. A wonder product in my opinion, and the first I have ever come across to completely diminish under-skin spots. It is also yellow in colour due to one of the active ingredients, which I find is fantastic for toning down redness. 

"Apply directly to skin using fingertips or a cotton bud. For facial steaming, add three or four drops to a bowl of hot water. Lean over the bowl, cover your head with a towel and steam for a few minutes."

Most of the time, I don't actually use this as a spot treatment - I add a few drops to a bowl of hot water and steam my face with it. It is fantastic at really detoxifying the skin, and also helps to combat spots. It is also fantastic if you have a cold: the tea tree really unblocks your airways! I do also use this as a spot treatment, however I dilute it a little as it is very strong.

What is your favourite spot treatment?



  1. Recently I've been suffering terribly with my skin. Acne, rather than the odd pimple and nothing off the high street would get rid if it.

    I went to the doctors and now I'm on tablets.

    Terrible skin is the worst!! X

  2. I dont even know where to buy most of the products here, but I do love the idea of putting tea tree oil drop into water for steaming! Thanks for the idea!

    1. Hi,
      If you click on the name of the product, it will take you to a link where you can purchase them! x

  3. I dont get too many spots so ive never really been into spot treatments but i did purchase the origins super spot remover recently for a breatout and if anything i thought it made it worse! x

  4. heyy thankyou for following me on hellocotton :)
    love your blog! I really need to vamp up my skincare routine because im kind of neglecting my skin at the moment!
    think i might look into the grease lightening :)

    my blogs need greatt yet but feel free to check it out!
    Jess xx

  5. Beautiful blog, i love the photos. Great review. Its always helpful to know what other bloggers think and to see if what the add say is actually correct!