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.