Tea tree oil
This natural treatment has been tried and tested for probably hundreds of years.
Due to its super drying effects, it is best to apply it with a cotton swab on the pimple and try not to overdo it as it may irritate the area.
TIP: Dilute the formula with a little water to avoid irritation.
BSISTO’S Tea Tree Oil, $ 6.99 from Price line.
Thursday Plantation 100% Pure Tea Tree Oil, $ 7.19 from Price line.
The body store
Tea tree oil, $ 9.00 from The body store.
If tea tree oil isn’t your thing, then drying treatments are a more advanced, systemized version of the treatment.
They should also be applied to a pimple with a cotton swab, and its fast-acting ingredients will dry out the pimple and calm any inflammation.
It is better to use the product when you feel a pimple appear rather than when it has passed.
Some By Mi BHA PHA 14 days Super Miracle Spot All Kill Cream, $ 29.00 from Worship Beauty.
Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment, $ 40.00 from Mecca.
Origins Super Spot Remover Anti-Blemish Gel, $ 29.00 from Mecca.
Salicylic or lactic acid exfoliators
Throw away your exfoliating creams! We don’t want to cause micro-tears on our skin by using apricot scrubs.
A salicylic or lactic acid based exfoliant is the best investment for your skin because it will remove dead skin cells with ease and without harming the surface.
This will help dry out pimples and clear stubborn pimples from clogged pores, and although it can cause small rashes, they are needed to cleanse congested skin.
A purge process may follow, but it will not last long.
Go-To Exfoliating Swipeys, $ 46.00 from Mecca.
The Inky List Beta Hydroxy Scrub, $ 17.00 from Zipporah.
Mecca Cosmetica Glow-Giver Exfoliating Solution, $ 42.00 from Mecca.
These are great for surface acne like blackheads and pimples with pus, but less so for acne.
However, these are nifty little things to tackle a nasty escape that HAD to show up on the morning of your ceremony.
Mecca Max Spot Dots Anti-Blemish Patches, $ 10.00 from Mecca.
COSRX Acne Pimple Master patch, $ 7.90 from Worship Beauty.
COSRX Clear Fit Master Patch, $ 7.90 from Worship Beauty.
You’ll need to see a facialist for this treatment, and it’s a bit expensive, but the results are well worth it.
The mildly invasive treatment renews the skin by gently removing the outer layer of the skin, and it not only fights pimples but also scars and tissue irregularities.
Of course, we all know that a good clay mask is important to do once a week for the vitality of your skin.
But did you know you can use it as a spot treatment when pimples appear? It’s an easy hack to implement when you don’t want to get it in your face.
Caudalie Instant Detox Mask, $ 46.00 Starting at Zipporah.
Origins Original Skin Pink Clay Mask, $ 41.00 from Mecca.
Dr. Roebucks Uluru Purifying Mask, $ 24.50 from Zipporah.
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