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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Cystic Spot Busting Duo


We all hate spots, and the fact that everyone gets them doesn't make it any better. Dating back to my original spot sprouting days, they were an uncontrollable, 'wait it out', problem that only got better with time. Alas, I've now got a stash of products (too many, by my mom's standards) that combat any pesky pimples. I just couldn't help myself but to lend a few to my brother when his first situation popped up.

If you've read my recent skincare slap post, you'll know that the occurrence of me getting a spot these days is pretty rare. Nevertheless, I did. Before you click the exit button or throw all caution to the wind, I'll explain that this wasn't your normal old spot, but brought on by a pesky, skincare sample of the Origins Clean Energy Cleansing Oil. Yes - Origins! I'm trying to forget about the fact myself. Albeit, the day after my sample experience, I could feel the massive bump. This was a cystic spot.
Excuse the grotesque image now floating in your head, but, within three days time, it was on it's way out.

Call me compulsive, but as soon as I felt the thing rising to the surface, I dashed out to purchase the Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion. Made especially for under the skin spots of the kind, its application as the last step of my skincare routine meant that the spot never got worse. Although the instructions demand every other day application, I applied nightly for three days and there was no increase in wrecked havock and my skin held up with no probelm. After the first application, the spot looked the same - no redness, just a bump, but some slight pain had settled in. On the second day, the pain had increased, but there was no redness to show and the size had gone down. On the third day...

A combined concoction of the Aesop Parsley Seed Deep Cleansing Mask (you know how much je l'adore) and a top-up of the Buffering Lotion and, come morning, voila - it was gone.

Talk about magic, eh? Luckily, neither of the products were too harsh on their own, so the rest of my skin and the area around the volcanic eruption stayed clear as could be. At least I now know what to grab when NASA spots a crater from the moon again. Yup - it's the spot on my face.

12 comments :

  1. I need the Aesop Parsley Seed Deep Cleansing Mask. Girl, you just make me want to buy everything you recommend!

    xx
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  2. Ha! That may be true, but you really need this mask...trust me.
    xo

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  3. Cystic acne is one of the hardest things to get rid of - glad to hear you had success with this little routine!

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  4. Two posts in one day? Am I dreaming?

    Cystic acne is horrible! Half of the spots on my face is because of cystic acne! In fact, I have this huge disgusting bundle on my right cheek at the moment which is three cystic acne so close together, it looks like one. I know, it's sad and depressing and the low point of my skin disaster. I've been searching high-low for the Parsley Seed Cleansing Mask but alas, guess it's another product that I'm going to purchase in London!

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  5. love finding new products that can help spots
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  6. I know. I'm such a sucker, but, then again, I'm pretty roped into any beauty product.
    xo

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  7. *Pinches arm* No, I'm nearly positive you're awake. I'm sure your skin isn't nearly as bad as you think it is, but spots can be so detrimental to the self esteem. I want to hear all about your London trip, but, most importantly, the treats you bring back.
    xo

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  8. Haha, I'll be there for a whole year so I'll definitely be blogging about a lot of the goodies that I've bought there! :P What are your most lusted British products? I'll see if i can check some out! And I just saw the instagram of the B&B Surf shampoo/condition, I know you mentioned it in a pamper post, but any way you could do a full review? Cuz I've been wanting to get that as well, and I think you should be able to give me that final push. :P

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  9. Hmmm...there are too many! Probably the Collection 2000 concealers, the Barry M Gelly nail polishes (especially Lycee *swoon*), Bourgois healthy mis and bronzing primer, the whole shebang. As for the Bumble and Bumble bits, I actually only have the Surf Conditioner, but the Sunday Shampoo. I'll be doing a review of each sometime soon, surely.
    xo

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  10. I love love love the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation! It's my daily base! I think with you and your love for a light base, you'd really like it! It sucks that you can't get the line in America :( And yay! Can't wait to see your post on the B&B products xx

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  11. I'm glad you like them! xo

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