So what exactly can you do to minimise their presence and get rid of them as quickly as possible? Well, your first thought might be to grab the concealer and cover it up but before you do anything read these quick tips and tricks on how to deal with spots.
As soon as you feel a blemish developing, treat it.
The sooner you deal with the problem, the sooner it will go away. If you’re lucky enough to notice the blemish before you go to sleep at night, then whip out a treatment specifically designed to treat spots. Do not use toothpaste or perfume on a spot, this will only dry out the spot making it much more noticeable and inflamed. Use the Blemish Spot Treatment which contains Sulphur to treat the blemish and Liquorice Root Extract to calm any inflammation.
Draw out impurities.
After you have used the Blemish Spot Treatment, apply a mask directly to the spot. This will draw out spot-causing bacteria and impurities. Our favourite is the Clarifying Mask which contains rare earth clays to draw out and absorb pore-clogging dirt and oil, so you can wake up with your spot shrunk!
If you haven’t had the luxury of dealing with a spot the night before, it’s time to heal and conceal. The most basic (and important) piece of make-up advice you need to remember is to make sure the concealer that you choose matches your skin tone. If it’s the wrong colour you will only be drawing unnecessary attention to the spot(s).
Make sure the concealer you are using won’t clog pores or dry out spots, making them worse. Look for a high-quality concealer with clinical skincare benefits—non comedogenic with a gentle treatment like salicylic acid. Our Blemish Treatment Concealer comes light and medium, and heals as it conceals.
Don’t cake on the make-up.
Remember, less is more when it comes to concealer. You might think your spot is really obvious but most people will only glance at your face and probably won’t notice your spot at all. A small dab of concealer is usually enough to make sure your spot doesn’t stand out. In contrast, a big, heavy spot of concealer will definitely draw attention to your spot.
Again, use a light foundation which won’t clog pores, making the spot worse. The Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer – Blemish and Shine Control is perfect for concealing imperfections and giving a flawless, matte finish while the Probiotic Complex treats spots, keeping pores clear and under control.
Do not pop your spots!
We can’t stress enough just how important this is. Popping your spots is one of the worst things you can do. Not only can it cause scarring (which is much harder to conceal than a spot), but it spreads infection. When you squeeze the spot to the surface, you are also squeezing far more bacteria further under the skin leading to more spots!