Yeah, yeah we know what to do when the sun mustache comes around but what about a zit?
Well I GOT A HUGE RED ZIT TWO DAYS BEFORE OUR WEDDING.
Luckily I brought everything I needed in my luggage. JUST 3 tiny tools.
And actually, to be quite honest, the three products I brought are just…EASY. I’ve been using all three of them for years & they ACTUALLY TREAT A ZIT.
That’s right, I’m not blowing smoke up your ass.
These three simple, easy products actually truly solve the problem. I feel like everyone makes it harder than it is but treating a zit is really to the point ( literally? ).
You should know the idea of this post came to me when I was on INSTAGRAM LIVE the other day. Someone asked me how I get rid of blackheads. & well shit, I get rid of them easily & efficiently…with a blackhead popper. I’ve been using this handy-dandy tool since I was in high school. And let me tell you- it works.
Here’s the thing: if you pop a zit the juice of the zit is what spreads the pimple. Whenever I pop anything I make sure not to get any of the residue on my skin. If you do get some of the ‘zit juice’ around the zit, YOU CAN COUNT ON THE ZIT SPREADING. That’s right guys, bacteria spreads. And it doesn’t give a shit. In fact it’s relentless- it goes everywhere. Which is why when you get a zit & pop it, more zits pop up.
Anyway, here’s my actual zit cure.
I take this very seriously because I’ve very much perfected this over the years. In fact, it’s kind of a magical cure..
BASICALLY IT WORKS.
FIRST OFF: a good zit clay. Zit clay is essential. It’s nothing avant-garde. Quite simple really. It’s this clay that’s “not regular clay. It infuses minerals that minimize oil production & significantly increase healing times up to 5X’s faster than water based acne products. It contains NO dyes, synthetic or added chemicals. It also clears acne, pimples, rashes, bug bites, itchiness, ingrown hair, blackheads, & much more. Basically it pulls out remaining impurities, preventing potential scarring. Individual pimples will heal and clear up faster with spot treatments.”
This zit clay was recommended by my favorite esthetician, Lindsay. It’s from Sweden & has so much praise. Plus it has two flipping ingredients: TWO !!! One of them being WATER. And with no dyes or synthetic additives.
I have used this FOREVER. The stuff works ASAP, immediately. I’ve never seen anything so magical.
Here’s the main secret though: the directions say to leave it on for ten minutes…I leave it on the zit overnight. So I sleep with the clay on the pimple. Works like a charm.
Ok on to the black head remover. The little $3.99 Rite-Aid tool I talked about on INSTAGRAM LIVE.
Here’s what it does:
♡ One end is a loop tip for pressing & extracting, the other sharp end is for piercing or poking.
♡ To minimize damage to your skin, the needle is an effective way to remove blackheads, acne, or pimples.
♡ Using the remover is a safer way to clear your pores than squeezing blackheads using your fingernails.
♡ With the help of these needles you will lessen trauma to the surrounding skin.
I found mine at Rite-Aid. It’s nothing special but BOY OH BOY does it get the job done. So much better than popping anything with your dirty fingernails. I like to use this after I get out of the shower because my skin is soft.
If you don’t have a black head remover…check out this breakdown to pop a zit: “When you get out of the shower, wipe your face with a clean, never-been-used, freshly washed towel. Cover your fingers with a tissue. Even after showering, your hands and nails have bacteria that can infect your about-to-be-popped pimple. To do this, fold a tissue in half and wrap it around your index finger. Repeat with your other hand. Consider yourself prepped for zit surgery.”
And if you’re looking for a preventative serum, USE THIS. TRUST ME. It’s the best ever.
OK SO TO SPOT TREAT during the day use: TEA TREE OIL. Because it:
Heals cuts and burns: it’s a natural antiseptic, meaning it can be used to help treat wounds & burns. Tea tree oil has also been known to treat bacterial infections— love it! Use a dime size amount of tea tree oil to heal razor burns, small cuts, & even sunburns ( although, I’m hoping everyone avoids the sun like the plague ). If you want you can add some water to the oil too : ).
Kills blemishes: this oil is known for getting rid of pimples. Recently a study found that the oil offers similar results to a 5 percent benzoyl peroxide. Next time you’re on Aunt Flow & have a zit, throw some tea tree oil on it! I use it before I apply makeup because you can’t see it. It’s just like a light oil that coats the skin before primer. It’s kind of the ideal zit healer no?
READ MORE ABOUT tea tree oil here.
TA-DA. Keep it easy. There’s nothing worse than someone trying to over-complicate a zit. A zit is easy to solve. I use these three tips every time & they’ve never steered me in the wrong direction. The clay spot treatment mask is a real lifesaver. Just bear with me because the directions may be in Swedish- but it’s worth it. The black head remover is something I’ve talked about on live streaming AND IT IS SO efficient. Really to the point & something to use when you’re out of the shower. Lastly if you’re treating a pimple during the day: TEA TREE OIL. I use it whenever I feel a zit coming & post zit-picking.
There’s nothing fancy here. Just simple tips.
Also very much loving this silver, sassy peel off mask. I can’t stop with it. I think I’m addicted? It really tightens & pumps the face. Best ever.
If you have any tips or tricks: PLZZZZZ SHARE. I need all the zit cure inside info I can get. Thanks guys!