How to Get Rid of Spots on Your Face
Even though we run a skin clinic here in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, it is not uncommon for any of the staff to wake up on any given morning and find that out of nowhere a blemish or spot or spots has appeared on their face. Those who do not have the experience of working in a skin clinic or similar, will be checking out Google to see if they can find the answer as to “why have spots appeared on my face and how to get rid of spots on your face”? There is never a good time for spots to surface on your face but it is always the case that you will want the spots or acne to go as quickly as they arrived. There are a number of ways in to help remove the spots or zits from your face but more importantly, there are many important proven ways in which you can stop the spots from appearing on your face in the first place.
Do Use Ice On Your Spots
If you’ve got a swollen pimple or spot that is causing you discomfort then do place an ice cube on it. Put the ice cube in a thin cloth and place on the spot for 3 minutes. Repeat throughout the day to reduce swelling and pain.
Do Apply Crushed Aspirin
Aspirin contains Salicylic Acid which helps reduce acne and spots. Applying a paste of aspirin will help remove excess oil and dead skin and so dries out pores, reduces swelling and the redness. To make the paste, just add a little water in a glass, making sure the paste is thick enough to spread.
Do Not Pick
Picking your spots on your face will cause more harm than good. Picking can produce a “trauma” on your facial skin, which in turn leads to inflammation, infection, and potentially a scar. So not only will the spot potentially leave a scar but will take so much longer to disappear anyway.
Do Use Toner if Really Needed
Unless you have very oily skin then avoid the spot totally when applying any toner. With any toner you will be disrupting the skin barrier and causing inflammation, so look closely when you are purchasing any natural toner.
Do Use Certain Makeup if You Wish
We understand that makeup is part of many peoples’ everyday life and to avoid it due to a breakout of spots or acne can be impossible. It is very tempting to hide the spots with makeup but you also feel you are suffocating it but not allowing it to breathe. However, certain formulas can actually address pimples while providing coverage. “Salicylic acid is a common acne ingredient that is useful in preventing or treating pimples and can be found in several makeup brands.”
Don’t Use Certain Makeup
If you do wish to use makeup but are suffering from spots or acne you should avoid makeup that contains mineral oil or lanolin as these ingredients are comedogenic, meaning they have a high likelihood of clogging pores and triggering acne.
Do Layer Your Beauty Products Correctly
It is important to layer your beauty products properly when considering your daily skincare routine. Clean your face with a facial cleanser recommended by a skin clinic such as BeauSYNERGY. Apply a thin layer of oil-free moisturiser and then a small amount of recommended acne medication to your entire face. BeauSYNERGY have proven success in doing in-clinic treatments as well as recommended specific home-care skin products for use. These may be from AlumierMD or Danne DMK.
Don’t Eat Chocolate and Fatty Foods
Is chocolate your enemy? Are late-night McDonald’s runs getting the better of your skin? These so-called trigger foods don’t affect everyone, but you should keep tabs on whether certain foods tend to correspond with sudden onset breakouts. Chocolate and fatty foods are generally not to be encouraged when seeking better health and skin. However, the right balance of these types of food can often lead to no real healthy issues and not affect the skin. Just be careful and manage.
Do Be Careful of DIY Spot Removal Stories
While it’s tempting to take action of every so called “guarantee” instant spot/ zit removal story and a celebrity endorsement – be careful! It is generally thought of that the more commercialised the story of quick fixes for spots, the less likely they are to work. Look at the science, look at the medical advice and speak to Dermatologists or skin specialists such as BeauSYNERGY skin clinic. Do you remember the stories about toothpaste being enough to remove all your spots? Toothpaste does contain antimicrobial properties which can help your spots to a small degree, however the combination of ingredients within toothpaste do not lend itself as a home treatment to cure spots. Interestingly here are some tips that are actually legitimate
Don’t Think That A Stronger Cleanser is Best
It is wrong to think that swapping your usual face wash for something harsher seems like an obvious fix. Your cleanser needs to be gentle so topical products can penetrate your skin. It’s best to stick to your regular skin care routine with a hydrating cleanser, such as Sensicalm gentle facial cleanser from AlumierMD. In fact, BeauSYNERGY, recommend Sensicalm to their clients and for them to use it whether they have spots or not.
Do Look at Your Shampoo
Pay attention to other products that may be touching your face such as those to do with your hair. This could be some sort of hair dye of even shampoo. Sulphate-based or heavily fragranced shampoos can promote acne. If you notice that spots or pimples tend to pop up on the sides of your face then swap your shampoo and conditioner. Look at shampoos that contain a little Salicylic Acid (3%)
Do Think About Using Retinol
If the spots or zits are still proving troublesome then you can adopt some changes in the long term that make it less likely you’ll be faced with a sudden pimple. So even if the spots seemed to have subsided, it is often beneficial to use Retinol regularly. Retinol causes skin cells to turn over at a faster rate, making dead cells on the outer layer shed. It also decreases the amount of sebum you produce, which in turn decreases clogged pores. If you are new to Retinol then dilute it initially with moisturiser to lessen any side-effects. Also ask BeauSYNERGY about AlumierMD Bright & Clear Solution that contains 3% lactic acid and 0.25% salicylic acid. This effective exfoliator can be used twice a day by most skin types.
How to get rid of spots on your face – Easier said than done but the most important thing is not to stress. Stress inducing spots. Zits, pimples and acne. Looking at ways to prevent and combat spots and acne is one thing but if you are stressed then all your actions can be nullified.
Corona Virus Problems
As we write, much of the world in 2020 is practicing social distancing and Dermatologists and Skin Clinics are currently closed due to Corona Virus Covid-19. It is therefore important to think of the natural ways to prevent and ease. However, if the symptoms persist then do get in touch with the necessary professionals and they can discuss your issues over the phone / Skype / Zoom / Face time and arrange and appointment with you for when they re-open.
BeauSYNERGY skin clinic can be found on 10707 662447 and are open for free advice 6 days a week.
Thank you Sarah Wu for some information within this article