21 August 2013

Beauty | Spot Saviours



I've never been a sufferer of acne (touch wood) but I do, like most people, suffer from those annoying, occasional pesky breakouts. Having spots really does get me down and makes me a lot more self-conscious so I always try my very hardest to get rid of them as quickly as I can. Today I thought I'd show you which products I reach for when those breakouts occur...

I use my Lush 'Tea Tree Water' every single day without fail, whether I have a spot or not. It's packed to the brim with tea-tree (durr, obviously) which is great for people with spot prone skin. Having 'anti-bacterial, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties', I use this every morning and evening to help balance my skin and assist in preventing spot breakouts. I recently upgraded from my 100g bottle to it's bigger sister, 250g, as I love it that much!

We all know what it's like to have big, red and certainly ugly spots. Lush's 'Grease Lightning' gel is a huge help when it comes to minimising those nasties and seeing them on their way. Although it makes your skin a bit 'crusty' whilst you have it on, it dries out the spot in no time. I usually apply it before I go to sleep and I always notice a huge difference in the sizing and colour of the spots the next morning.



The problem I suffer with most is spot scarring. 75% of the spots I get leave a little red mark on my skin and to be honest, I never really used to do anything about it. That was until I, on a whim, tried out Bio Oil and noticed it really did help. When I'm not using Grease Lightning to get rid of a spot, I dab some oil onto the scar before bed to reduce the scarring.

I hope this helped if you're in a bit of a rut with spots, it certainly helps me when I am! What else do you recommend for spots and spot scarring? I'd love to hear your recommendations so let me know in the comments. Don't forget to vote in the Cosmo Blog Awards - I'm in the 'Best New Beauty Blog' category! Only 9 days till the voting closes, eek!

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  1. Hate the way spots leave little red marks, may have to give Bio Oil a try! :)
    Spider Leg Lashes xo

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  2. Been wanting to try the Tea Tree Water for ages! Bio Oil is amazing for scarring too, I love it.

    Rachael from beautypea.com xo

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  3. I loooove Bio Oil, I get a lot of scarring so it's one of my go to products x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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  4. I love Tea Tree Water! Haven't used Grease Lightning in ages but I've been meaning to repurchase, thanks for the reminder :)

    http://maliberrymakeup.blogspot.co.uk x x x

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  5. I have been wanting to try this toner for such a long time!

    Abbey
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    xdivinechaos.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. The Tea Tree Water sounds really good, I'll have to try it!

    Emily,
    http://www.lacarmella.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I really like biooil, my skin scars so easily and it really works!x

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    1. Mine too - I'm glad I've found something to sort it! xxx

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  8. Ohh, the Tea Tree Water sounds great, will definitely have to give that a go. I also had no idea Bio oil would reduce the scarring of spots, so thanks for the tip! :)

    Megan.
    http://parksheartsit.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. My pleasure - it works for me so well! xxx

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  9. I've heard about Bio Oil before and almost bought it a couple times because I suffer from dark marks and scars after blemishes are gone as well which makes me feel like I need to wear makeup. I've been trying fresh lemon juice in the mornings for about 3 days now but maybe I'll give Bio Oil a try for the night time(: thanks for the review!

    I invite you to check out my new blog, more posts to come soon!
    thevintage-touch.blogspot.com

    -Athena

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    1. Hopefully it will work as well for you as it did to me. My pleasure xxx

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  10. Bio Oil really works, I've been meaning to review it actually! I find it really makes a big difference if you massage it in :)

    Annettibus |Irish Fashion, Beauty and Art blog.

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  11. i'm definitely gonna try the tea tree water!

    also, i'm hosting a GIVEAWAY on my blog at the moment with a mac lipstick of your choice up for grabs so be sure to check it out! UK only though!

    katy x

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  12. I really want to try grease lightning. Great post xx

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  13. I definitely need to invest in grease lightning, it sounds so good!x

    zoeyinwonderland.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. i really love la roche posay's effaclar duo. it keeps any spots i have at bay!


    Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

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    1. I use that when my skin gets really terrible! xxx

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  15. I like to use the effaclar duo too ^^ and I have written a full review of this product on my blog! Nearly had my mints on the tea tree water the other day! Defiantly want to buy it now!

    BritishBeautyAddict

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  16. Never thought of using bio oil!

    Nyss x

    missnyssbeautymagpie.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Grease Lightening is my saviour! I also suffer from scarring, I think I need to try Bio Oil.

    Monica x
    The Total Opposite

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  18. I'd recommend you to try the Effaclar Duo from the US (not Europe as the US one has a lot more of benzoil peroxide)or tea tree oil!

    I love love love that tea tree water x


    http://holaflo.blogspot.com.ar/

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  19. I always use the tea tree water I love it! xx

    www.salted-roses.blogspot.com

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  20. I like the idea of the Grease Lightening - I might have to try it out as nothing ever seems to work on my skin xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I always used to feel like that! xxx

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  21. I cannot stand the crustiness Grease Lightening brings but gosh does it smell good! I love doing a face massage with Bio Oil and I suffer from scars too! The tea tree toner sounds lovely, that's on my wish list now :)

    Style Blog // Photography Blog // Photography Facebook

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  22. I so wish i had a Lush near me so i could try out them products, but Bio Oil is great for helping red marks! Thank you for your link from the #bbloggers chat :) xx

    VINTAGE TEAPOT | FASHION, BEAUTY & LIFE

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    1. Oh don't you have one? That's such a shame. My pleasure! :) xxx

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  23. lovely blog!

    www.fashionshores.blogspot.com

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  24. really cute blog!

    http://lapetitetasse.blogspot.it/

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  25. I know what you mean I also hate the feeling of a spot coming on. I normally put a serum like the estee lauder one or alpha h liquid gold on and the spot never forms and goes away in one or two days. It really works, but I wish I could find something that would make them not even form.

    http://welldressed25.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I really want to try the EL Advanced Night Repair - it sounds like a saviour! xxx

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  26. I've wanted to try these Lush products for a while now but never been too sure, Ill definitely give them a go now! :).

    Hannah. x
    Glossfox.com

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  27. I've been using bio oil on a pesky spot scar and I think its working ? Haha

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  28. Tea Tree works wonders! I would love to try all of these, they look amazing.
    Mia ♡ Une Jolie Vie

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  29. I may have to pick up Lush's Grease Lightning!

    Rachel x

    thedrugstorelife.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. it sounds like we have very similar skin. I've never suffered acne, not even in my teens, but I do get the odd breakout that totally ruins my day/week! I've been wanting to buy some bio oil for ages and ages now. Really great post :) xx

    http://thepersephonecomplex.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yeah, it totally makes you feel rubbish isn't it! Thank you Holly! xxx

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  31. oooo I love tea tree oil so I might have to invest in the tea tree water! I swear by BioOil its fab for scars and stretch marks!xxx

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  32. Ooh I've heard good things about Grease Lightening before... I also get annoyingly bad breakouts from time to time, so I might give it a go!

    Helen at "Hels Yeah" xx

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  33. I ALWAYS forget about Lush when buying beauty bits, may have to try out the tea tree water as nothing is combatting my breakouts at the moment! The small one would be perfect as I'm off to a festival too!

    Such a simple but amazing skin care routine!

    Laura xxxx
    Alter Idem

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  34. Been wanting to try out Lush! I'll have to check these out. Thanks for the post

    xo

    http://gracieoffduty.weebly.com/life.html

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  35. im absolutely obsessed with Lush recently, my ultimateeeeeeeeee shop, love it because its all natural and good for you. aaah i cant wait to meeet you xxxx
    Em x

    emtalks.co.uk

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    1. It's amazing isn't it? I always feel good knowing I'm putting natural products onto my skin! xxx

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  36. I don't think I could live without Bio Oil, I love it sooooo much and I've been using is for about a year now. I hate acne scarring almost as much as pimples themselves and Bio Oil is fab!

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  37. I have the same issue with scarring, definitely going to check out Bio Oil and add it to my skincare routine! x

    the-secret-getaway.blogspot.com

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  38. i attempted to try bio oil once and it done nothing for me! then my mam's plastic surgeon completely dissed it; she mentioned it to him in convo and he was like 'it's pointless. any oil has the same effect'. he proper lectured her! ha! xxx

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    1. Oooh really - It works pretty well on me! xxx

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  39. I have been wanting to try these Lush products for the longest time, but I was always iffy..I do have breakouts quite often but like you, most of my problem is scarring! Great post!

    www.glamourae.blogspot.ca

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    1. My problem is scarring too! Thanks! xxx

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