Friday, 1 February 2013

How to get rid of a spot over night

How to "get rid" of a spot over night

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You've had fairly clear skin for the past week, then the day before an important event...boom a large, noticeable and degrading spot appears. This isn't a small spot, it's big, it's red, it's tinted yellow, so you can't really pop it!  It's inflamed and it's either on the end of your nose or your cheek. Everyone can see it,great.

Most people just get really worried about it, then put a cream on such as "Clearasil", which never works(In my opinion). But I have a really good way of getting rid of a spot overnight, buzzkill.

It was the day of Christmas, I was stuffing my face with food and enjoying time with my family. Later on around 9pm, I stood staring at the mirror for about 10 minutes, there it was...a giant spot on my chin. Damn I thought, the next day I was going to a boxing day party, there was going to be a lot of people there.

 A sudden migraine came on, I went to the cupboard to find a painkiller(Usual protocol for headaches). It was either paracetamol or ibuprofen. That's when it hit me, ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory, magic. So I looked up the standerd doses for my height and weight, which was 600mg every 4 hours (I'm 6"3, so anyone under that height I would check the dosage) . So I took 3x200mg every 4 hours, had to wake up at 4am to take them, I was dedicated.

Also I wouldn't recommend taking them that often as you may suffer the side effects, I am not taking any responsibility for anyone taking the ibuprofen, check with your doctor before hand, take at own risk. 

Remember it has to be ibuprofen, not paracetamol.

The next thing I did was use my Danné regime which I use everyday, then added in a few side products; Acu-Klear and Acu-Therm, both products of Danné.

I used the Acu-clear first, adding a small amount to the spot, gently rubbing it in. Leaving it to dry for a minute. 
 Then use Acu-Therm, adding a small dab to the spot, it will sting a little a first. Make sure that you mash your hands too, don't get it in your eye or anywhere that you wouldn't like to be in extreme discomfort.

Personally I love the Acu-Klear, I use it every night that I shave, it prevents any new spots and will help with any current lesion. The Acu-Therm is powerful, Danné recommends using this on spots that don't yet have a "head" yet, that cant' be popped as such. The product will do that, loosening the skin, reducing inflammation and speeding up the process. All-in-all, they're defiantly needed to combat a spot overnight.

The next day I woke up and yes! Result, the spot had almost gone, I could barely notice it. Please give it a go, even if you don't have Danné products, you can still take ibuprofen.

Another recommendation is to take a Zinc supplement, I used this a lot when my acne was bad and it did help, a lot! The actual size of the spot will decrease by a large fraction whilst taking zinc. High doses are what tended to work better, search around for what dosage would suit you. I went for around 100mg/twice a day. Take at own risk, consult a doctor before taking them. 

Anyway, I hope that this helped, have a lovely weekend.