Monday, 2 September 2013

BEAUTY: My Spot Fighters

Hey Lovelies,

After showing you my morning and evening skincare routines last week, I realised that I never introduced you to the things that I use to try and combat spots.

Spots and me go way back to the start of puberty ( a whole 10 years ago),like most teenagers I suffered from the whole face blemishes but now a days where I suffer the most is my jawline/chin area. After discussing this issue with a few people during a #bbloggers chat, it was discovered that spots in this area are hormonal (damn being a woman and all that).

Spots are something that no girl or guy wants to deal with, they are not pretty. I personally hate trying to cover them up and never succeeding. I just want to be able to wear minimal make up and feel fine to do so. (rant over)

So today, I thought I would show you a few of the things I have tried that have helped me with my spots and the disposal of them.

a picture of things I use to get rid of spots

So as you can see I have four spot fighting friends.. Lush Grease Lightning, Soap and Glory Dr Spot, Witch Blemish Stick and Hydraluron. Now I don't use all of these each day but I have uses for these bad boys at different times.

Lush Grease Lightning and Soap and Glory Dr Spot are very similar products. They are both clear gel formula products, which I only use in the evening. This is because I have found that they leave a small film on the skin and if you put foundation over the top of it, it goes flakey and that is not at all pretty.

The two treatments are designed to attack/calm down the spots. The Lush treatment has a mix of natural ingredients such as Witch Hazel and Tea Tree Oil which are well known as antiseptic and spot fighters. Dr Spot has Salicylic acid as one of its main ingredients, which we all know is great for blemish busting (it is the main ingredient in Origins Spot treatment too). Overall, if I put one of these on the affected areas before I go to sleep I will see/feel some difference the following day.

Witch Blemish Stick is something that I know I can use before applying my make up in the morning because I find it doesn't leave the same film as the first two. This product works in the same way as the Lush Grease Lightning gel as they both contain Witch Hazel.

Finally, its time for Hydraluron to step into the ring. This product is not marketed as a spot treatment but I have found that since using this little beauty the spots that I get were disappearing quicker than before and they were less painful. I use this produce daily before moisturiser every morning and evening and I know that as soon as this tube runs out I will be running to my nearest boots to repurchase. I simply can't see my life without this product now.

There are my spot fighters. What do you use on your spots?

Till Next Time,



  1. I love grease lightning by lush, I'm really fussy about what products I use on my skin and it's the only shop bought spot treatment I'll use apart from neat witch hazel :)

    hannah bee


  2. Great post! I need to find something that works on my spots! I've heard of hydraluron and I think I need it in my life!

  3. I love the Witch Blemish Stick and they also do a Blemish Gel which I apply after my moisturiser in the evening and by the next day my spots look so much better. Also use the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo and Effaclar K which have worked wonders! x

  4. the lust treatment sounds so lovely :)
    ive recently been using hydraluron too and I love it, I'm tempted to stock up on a few more whilst theyre still on offer in boots xxx

  5. I currently use Skinetica for treating my mild outbreaks but if that has trouble keeping it under control and it gets worse then I usually have to resort to my prescription treatment. I don't like using this but sometimes it seems to be the only thing that can sort it out :(

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  6. I wouldn't mind trying Grease Lightning and Dr Spot as part of my evening routine.
    I currently use Skinetica as a toner to treat blemishes and spots
    Pore Minimiser from The Body Shop is also really great. It's main ingredient is tea tree so it works wonders on blemishes and spots aswell as acting as a mattifying primer.

    Peach Pow XO

  7. I really need to try these! I always just go for a bit of sudocrem or toothpaste to dry it out overnight!

    lisatakespictures | fashion, beauty & ramblings

  8. I went into Boots the other day to buy Hydraluron and the woman I asked had never heard of it :P so going to try a different store today and see if anyone else can be more useful :P I have heard the Benefit Zap is really good for spots

    Katie xx | Katies World

  9. I've never tried any of these products and I've had shocking skin when I was younger and my earlier 20s so now I've got a whole list of stuff to try if it flares up again. Thanks for this! x

  10. Great post! I really want to try the lush product! I need to spot fighting things at the moment! X

  11. It's all about the Witch Stick, awesome and affordable product :)

  12. Hmm I never noticed the Hydraluron helped with my spots! Grease lightning is really good too! :)

  13. Recently purchased a foaming cleanser from Witch to help me with my Double Cleansing routine, am going to have to check out the blemish stick too! I don't have many products I can use under my makeup - thanks! Also LOVE your layout!

  14. I'm using the Witch stick and it is really helping my skin too. I really want to try Hydraluron now thank you for your recommendations xxx

  15. I'm using the Witch stick and it is really helping my skin too. I really want to try Hydraluron now thank you for your recommendations xxx

  16. I've been trying to find a good spot treatment for a long time, and this has helped me a lot. Thank you! (:
    Btw, I just came across your blog and I love it. New follower now!


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