Hello! There’s lots of way to fight blemishes and, as well as using my favourite masks, I tend to reach treatments on a morning and an evening for an extra dose of spot fighting goodness.
If I use a serum alongside my daytime skincare, it has to be light and absorb quickly as I tend to do my makeup straight after. One that I use on a regular basis, and featured in my recent skincare favourites, is the all round amazing Antipodes Apostle Skin-Brightening Tone-Correcting Serum. It does what it says on the tin and really does visibly brighten and even out your skin, which is great if you have blemishes (old or new) that need to be made less obvious. It smells quite nice, kind of berry-ish and absorbs so quickly so you can apply your moisturiser straight afterwards.
Next is a very soothing serum by the name of REN Hydra-Calm Youth Defence Serum. It’s a very light fluid and disappears quickly, but I do love using it when my skin is acting up a little bit. It’s great at taking down redness and really, as the name suggests, calming down skin. It sits perfectly under makeup too, so is ideal during the day.
As for nighttime treatments, I tend to use something a bit heavier. Oils are usually my treatment of choice, so if my skin is breaking out I always reach for Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil. It’s an oil aimed at oily or combination skin, so hydrates without overloading the skin and helps a lot with blemishes and scarring. Definitely one to check out if you need a facial oil!
Finally, if I’m not using an oil I’ll reach for a treatment style serum. An old favourite of mine is is the original Estee Lauder Night Repair. I’m not even sure if this is designed to be a blemish treatment, but it does wonders at sorting your skin out. I can’t say how it compares to the new formula as I haven’t tried it yet, but I really love how it leaves my skin. It makes it more even, brighter and helps to clear up blemishes.
So they’re my top daytime and nighttime treatments that I reach for when my skin is acting up! They all work so well to reduce my blemishes and prevent them scarring as much (or at all!)
What do you use to help your skin? Let me know!