Spot Treatment for Breakouts

murad and caudalie

My face has been horrible recently. Horrible. And I have absolutely no idea why. I mean it may be because I wasn't making the best healthy choices when it came to food, but still. My face is all broken out in my T-zone and they spots don't want to go away for anything.

I'm not usually prone to crazy breakouts. I'll sometimes get one spot every-so-often, but it's still an annoying one that refuses to budge Regardless, I still try to find a good spot treatment for when it does happen (whether it's a mild spot or a crazy breakout like right now).

The actual spot treatment that I like is Murad's Acne Spot Fast Fix. It's a thin gel with micronized benzoyl peroxide to eliminate bacteria. It is supposed to be non-irritating, but I would recommend only applying a light layer if you have sensitive skin. It works well, but if I put on too much, it can cause some redness.

My other favorite way to heal a breakout (or prevent them!) is to use a detox mask. Both of these masks and be used on your whole face or as a spot treatment. My favorites are the Caudalie Instant Detox Mask and the Origins Clear Improvement® Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores.

The Caudalie Instant Detox Mask clears the pores of impurities and toxins, purifies from pollution, and gives your skin a nice boost. Your skin feels tighter, toned, and fresh after using this as a mask, but I also like to apply some as a spot treatment and leave overnight if I realize a spot is forming.

The Origins Clear Improvement® Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores does exactly that. The activated charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers. As this mask dries, you can kind of see it pulling impurities out of your pores. Once it's try, you rinse it off to leave clean and purified skin! I do use this one as a spot treatment as well, but I don't leave it on overnight because it dries a lot and visibly pulls at the skin surrounding it.

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