Lots of things can cause spotty skin, from hormones to what you eat. Skincare queen, Caroline Hirons, provided a step-by-step guide to preventing spots, treating them when they arrive and ensuring they heal properly on This Morning with Philip and Hollie. All of the products can be easily purchased on the high street or Amazon.
Best ways to help spotty skin:
You already know that probiotics are great for your gut, but did you also know they’re great for your skin? This live bacteria can help support a healthy immune system, boost weight management and even improve your mental health. Dr. Whitney Bowe, a dermatologist and author of “The Beauty of Dirty Skin” claims the helpful bacteria can even lead to clear, radiant skin. It’s also the first thing Caroline Hirons recommended taking if you have acne-prone skin on her segment on This Morning. You can buy probiotics on Amazon here:
Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) is best to use when you find a spot which hasn’t yet developed a whitehead. Perfect for acne-prone skin, this acid penetrates particularly oily skin. They can work through the oil that clogs the skin to dissolve the nasty stuff that’s causing acne and spots. Because BHAs are an acid, it’s important that you just pop it onto the spot rather than all over your face. On This Morning, Caroline recommends using Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, which you can buy on Amazon for a decent price.
Containing glycolic and hyaluronic acid, these Nip + Fab beauty pads are great for cleaning out spots after you’ve knocked or squeezed them. Rub the spot and then hold the pad over it to stop scarring by increasing blood flow. It will sting, but it’s a good sting!
Jojoba oil is a natural oil, well known for its moisturising and hypoallergenic properties. There’s plenty of evidence that the use of pure jojoba oil is a remedy for acne and other skin conditions. Caroline Hirons recommends that this light oil is a great way to calm and moisturise spots after you’ve cleaned them with acids.