Looking to control those outbreaks, but in a natural way? Lotions and potions can be expensive, and they can also be very harsh on your skin. Where possible, I try to keep whatever I am putting on my skin, as natural as possible. If a giant spot is going to appear, it is going to be just before a wedding, your birthday or a big night out. And you are going to do everything in your power to get rid of it. This left me wondering whether there were any natural ways to reduce the appearance of spots, and there are.
Sometimes you don’t have time to spend on mixing up a fancy potion and waiting for it work; you just need a quick fix, and you need it now. Applying ice wrapped in a cloth to a red spot will reduce the redness and reduce the swelling. This might just be enough to help you to hide your spot a bit more easily.
- Tea tree oil
You will have seen that lots of face washes contain tea tree. Tea tree oil has antibacterial properties and its soothing too. This will help fight the bacteria that causes spots and reduce the appearance of them too. You can apply a small amount of tea tree essential oil to your spots and rinse off after 15 minutes, or use one of the face washes as directed. But the essential oil is stronger and might be more effective.
- Lemon juice
The acidity in lemon juice helps to dry up spots quickly, so, if you need a quick fix, this might be a shout. There are a couple of ways you can do this. You can squeeze some fresh lemon juice into a small container and using a cotton wool pad, apply it over the area. My personal preference is to cut off a slice of lemon and rub it over the area. There is less waste this way and you don’t use any unnecessary products.
Smearing toothpaste all over your face isn’t pretty, but it works. The mint in the toothpaste helps to dry out spots and you will get results quickly. Leave it on overnight and wash it off your face in the morning with warm water. Yeah, you might look completely insane, but it’s worth it, right?