Spot treatment is another skincare that skincare lovers would have in their skincare collections. Spot treatments are targeted to assist in soothing, to diminish, and healing the spots.
Spot treatment is typically what we apply on the breakouts and around the area to relieve the discomfort from the inflammation. Many spot treatments will be formulated with ingredients to treat the spots and soothe and calm the inflammation.
The main ingredient used is acid; those are salicylic acid and benzyl peroxide. These two ingredients are the common acid mostly used in spot treatment products. The difference between salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide is that salicylic acid will clear what’s in the pores. Benzoyl peroxide will kill the acne-causing bacteria itself.
Choose the ingredient according to your skin needs; my acne is mainly from excessive sebums clogging up the pores and hormonal acne. I would normally choose salicylic acid over benzoyl peroxide.
It will also contain soothing ingredients to reduce swelling and inflammation pain. For soothing ingredients, I would look for these ingredients; these are the natural herbal ingredients used in ancient times.
- Job’s Tears Extract
- Yarrow Extract
- Burdock Root Extract
Job’s tears extract has a high potency of vitamin B3, which helps with skin brightening and even-out skin tone.
Yarrow extract is effective for fast healing and reducing skin inflammation. It prevents acne-causing bacteria away from causing breakouts.
Burdock Root Extract is a skin saviour for people who suffer from skin inflammation, whether it’s breakouts, eczemas, or psoriasis. It has the powerful properties of anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.
This is just a guide from my personal experience; everyone has different skin types. You may have a spot treatment with other ingredients that works magic for you. Congrats! You are your skin therapist.