Guaranteed Zit Zappers!
My skin has been breaking out pretty badly for the past couple of months, it’s hormonal and affects my chin and jaw with the occasional forehead breakout which is depressing to say the least. The trick to curing a hormonal breakout for me is usually a diet in low GI foods and for some it’s taking the Pill, but I absolutely loathe it. It can leave you feeling either like an emotionless zombie or an anxious mess. Nothing to mess up mental health please!
Although products can only do so much for hormonal breakouts, I’ve found a great duo to combat those pesky spots and whiteheads. After I’ve properly cleansed and toned my skin I’ll dab the SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense Serum* onto spots and once it’s dried I’ll use a cotton stick to carefully apply the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion on top. What happens after is a tingling sensation which I quite like because you feel it’s working away and killing those evil little zits.
After applying the two I go to bed and I wake up to either significantly (and I mean significantly!) reduced spots or everything coming up to the surface. The combination is that potent it works overnight. That’s probably because of the calamine and salicylic acid in the Drying Lotion and a wonderful list of things in the Blemish + Age Defense Serum:
2% Dioic Acid – Inhibits sebum production also prevents hyper-pigmentation caused by inflammation or UV exposure.
0.3% Capryloyl Salicylic Acid – Aids exfoliation to decongest clogged pores while providing anti-ageing benefits.
1.5% Salicylic Acid – Refines pores and helps reduce spots and blemishes.
3.5% Glycolic Acid & 0.5% Citric Acid – Accelerates exfoliation and hydrated the skin while reducing the appearance of the signs of ageing.
It’s definitely a combo for when you want to quickly get rid of a spot, but one thing I hate is how hard it is to remove the Drying Lotion in the morning, it’s a bit of a chore!