No spots here!
Three ways to tackle those pesky pimples…
When you feel a spot coming:
‘The best way to stop a spot in its tracks is to keep the area clean and apply an acne gel at night. I love Bea Acne Treatment Gel [£60] as it contains salicylic and mandelic acid, which both work to prevent breakouts.’ Bianca Estelle ‘Cover the spot with a clear silicone patch (available at pharmacies) every night for a week or two while you sleep.’ Dr Howard Sobel
if the spot situ is in full swing:
‘Use a product like Mario Badescu Drying Lotion [£16] directly on the area,. This will calm it quickly.’ Nichola Joss ‘I like Neostrata Spot Treatment Gel [£17.50] and Medik8’s Beta Gel [£26]. They’ll instantly get rid of a spot and speed up skin’s recovery.’ Debbie Thomas
how to stop scarring if you picked a pimple:
‘Use Bea AHA Rejuvenating Wands [£60] once or twice a week, dependent on your skin type (1 if you experience the odd pimple, 2 if you’re acne prone). Opt for products that contain brightening lactic acid, which gently exfoliates the skin, and mendallic acid, which accelerates cell turnover [new skin].’ Bianca Estelle