BEST treatments for blemish prone skin

Your skin suffers breakouts and you can't seem to keep them under control. You've supposedly tried every skincare product available or prescribed to you... what now? Perhaps you've considered trialing the exorbitant products that have been promoted by public figures online. What you need to keep in mind is that just because a product is costly (over priced), that certainly does not automatically award the product a high rating in effectiveness. I've been there, I've tried home remedies and possibly all of the 'hyped' up products to date - but i'm here to conduct a list of the most effective treatments that actually worked for me... and you might be surprised!

1. Superdrug Deep Action Anti Blemish Gel
Yep, its true - for £2.69 you could be rescuing your breakouts. Not only that, the treatment is fast acting and you should be able to see a clear difference within 2 hours of use! Most people give Superdrug's own brand products a miss, but what you'll really be missing is the chance to purchase a product that you will feel no remorse from. With a price so low, it won't break your bank to try.

2. Bicarbonate Soda
You're thinking food, i'm thinking skin. A few years back I used this religiously everyday, I even got my friends and family using it. It seriously does work! I would use this by creating a paste consiting of bicarbonate soda & water, then applying it to my face leaving it on for up to 25 minutes. Alternatively you can use it as a face scrub although I would recommend the face mask 100%. The impact this has on your skin is addictive, it clears up your skin nicely leaving it super smooth. It can't hurt to try this little homemade blessing!

3. Ice cubes
This one's good for both spots and scars! Simple rub one ice cube over the inflamed/blemished areas of your face until the ice cube has melted completely - then pat that pretty face dry! With regular application, ice keeps pores small so they’re less likely to get clogged. This also makes skin firmer and smoother. It decreases the size of skin pores by constricting the blood vessels underneath the skin . Smaller, tighter pores means bacteria are less likely to enter and cause infections that lead to acne.

4. Treclin Gel (Tretinoin and Clindamycin Gel)
This is a newly found love of mine - it was prescribed to me by my dermatologist. Seriously it really does work, if you can get your hands on a prescription for this gel then don't think twice. This is strong stuff so only apply it once a day (I suggest at night).

5. Garnier Pure Sauna Self-Heating Mask
Using this just twice in one week will get you hooked on this little gem. It improves the appearance of blemishes and also evens your skin tone. Priced around the £1 mark, it's an affordable way to achieve a beautiful a beautiful complexion.

By Hannah Goulding
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