Since I had the recent delight of my right jaw breaking out, I've been trying some new tricks in the attempt to clear the pesky suckers away as quickly as possible, and to keep my spot prone skin, a spot free zone. In my not so long two weeks of trying these out, I have actually seen improvement. The break out cleared up faster than normal and I haven't even seen many new ones appearing. 'So, what are these said tricks?' I hear you ask.
Using a clean towel to dry your face:
I'll admit, you do go through a hell of a lot of towels doing this, so it's not the most resourceful of things, but you need to try and cut out any cross contamination.
Cleaning your makeup brushes after every use:
This leads me on to my next point of using clean makeup brushes. Very important! Now, I'm not talking a dreaded deep clean with soap and water each time. Ain't nobody got time for that. Instead, just pick up some makeup brush cleaner from boots, and the deep cleaning can be saved as weekly ordeal. Just like with the towels, it will stop any cross-contamination, but you need to get rid of all the bacteria that builds as well. It's no secret that bacteria is the cause of the spots, so we don't want to be painting it all over our faces!
Regularly using a clay face mask:
I'm so flaky with face masks. I go through phases of being really good and treating myself to one every other day but most of the time I'm so lazy and don't bother. Clay is really good at drawing out impurities and giving your pores a good ol' deep cleanse. I've been using Liz Earle's Deep Cleansing Clay Mask every other day, and I have to say it's worked a treat!
Drinking enough water:
We all know the benefits of water for our skin, so I won't drone on about them here. I've been trying to drink 2 - 3 litres of water each day, and it's definitely showing!
Do you think you'll try these out? I really want to try and stick to them, but I'm not sure how long it will last!