Believe us, we KNOW how hard it is to leave spots alone when they appear. The temptation to give pimples and blackheads a squeeze is just so real, but you won’t be doing yourselves any favours in the long run. Squeezing spots can cause scarring, bacterial transfer which creates new spots and can even encourage infection, which is not something you want happening on your face. There are, however, lots of products which can help to reduce spots without the need for squeezing, and we’ve got five of the best:
This spray from Elemis is such a simple product which gives excellent results. It’s a combination of purified water and Australian tea tree essential oil, which provides antibacterial properties to kill the root cause of spots. It can be sprayed directly onto the skin and will help to reduce swelling and redness, improving the appearance of blemishes.
This product from Decleor is a roller ball treatment that cleanses the skin and quickly reduces the appearance of blemishes and imperfections. The refreshing gel formulation soothes the skin whilst delivering a concentrated blend of Essential Oils to leave skin purified and clean. It can be applied to blemishes up to five times a day and will help to clear your complexion quickly.
This mask from Dermalogica is designed to target blackheads and clear your pores of the sebum and dirt which creates them. Technology activates upon application helping to open pores, decongest skin and facilitate blackhead extractions. Sulphur provides anti-microbial benefits to help keep skin clear. Kaolin clay absorbs excess oil and purifies the skin whilst apple fruit helps to hydrate the skin.
Putting oil onto oily skin might seem really counter-intuitive, but this serum from Decleor has been designed to combat excess oil and clear the skin of unwanted sebum. The non-greasy, dry finish has been carefully blended to make a real difference to combination and oily skin types. It purifies the skin, reduces sebum excess, and tightens pores, to help reduce the appearance of blemishes.
Never ones to forget the boys, Elemis have created this cream specifically for male skin, which is prone to blemishes because of shaving. It contains meadowsweet, a powerful anti-inflammatory which reduces redness, irritation and sensitivity, taking blemishes down and reducing the need to squeeze!