Has your occasional acne flares given you the Blues? Have you come across the term ‘On the Spot Treatment’? Is this something just as magical as it sounds? We all know that a dab of Toothpaste isn’t really a solution.. “Overnight” acne treatments can work for occasional acne flares, but only when you chose the correct product.. one that won’t strip precious skin oils and the acid mantle, thereby making the entire healing process far more lengthy. Try to avoid picking or popping pimples, and read our guide on how Ayurvedic On the Spot Treatments can help reduce the size of your blemishes and treat them overnight.
Will your skin respond to ‘On-The-Spot’ treatment?
Be sure to do your homework before trying a spot treatment and choose only those products that are tailored to your skin type. If your acne is mild, our PVO On-The-Spot overnight clay blemish mask/treatment is the best solution. However, if you have very sensitive skin, the causative factors for your blemishes can be quite different, (ie; rosacea) and may need a different type of treatment (follow our SBR Regimen).
Some of the key ingredients that are used in commercial products as spot treatments are benzoyl peroxide, sulphur and salicylic acid. However, most chemically synthesized ingredients (such as benzoyl peroxide) are toxic in nature and can also cause over-drying of the skin. Benzoyl Peroxide is also implicated in thinning of the skin or collagen net..NOT something that is desirable as your skin begins to mature and age! Salicylic acid (originally derived from White Willow bark) is more gentle to the skin than benzoyl peroxide and other toxic substances.
Acne starts when your pores get clogged with dirt, oil, dead skin cells and bacterial overgrowth. Spot treatments that contain the right set of ingredients can work overnight and treat these papules and pustules and cease the bacterial overgrowth. Certain ingredients such as Salicylic acid also act as exfoliators to clean the blocked pores and clear away the comedones. While using Acne Spot Treatments, we advise you to not to overuse the blemish masks too often, as you’re actually drying out your skin faster than the skin has time to heal.
Natural ingredients for On- The-Spot treatments
Certain natural ingredients can help clear comedones overnight and these of course are completely Non-Toxic. The best among these are Kaolin Clay, Bentonite Clay and French Green Clay, accompanied with active botanicals such as Green Tea, Aloe Vera, Horsetail and Neem. Clay is rich in minerals such as iron, potassium, sodium and magnesium, formed from volcanic ash and are negatively charged in nature. When clay particles, along with pure water, come across toxins (which are positively charged) this neutralizes inflammation, leaving you with clarified and detoxified skin. Clay also helps control sebum (oil) over production. Overproduction of sebum can encourage the growth of bacteria. Overnight application of a clay mask on a blemish will neutralize bacterial overgrowth, (and the accompanying swelling and redness) shrink the size of your pores, draw away toxins from your skin, promote circulation and boost overall skin tone and health.
While clay helps deep clean your pores, other key formula ingredients allow the skin to heal and reduce inflammation naturally. Bentonite or Kaolin Clay and French Green Clay also significantly reduce post-acne redness and pigmentation.
How to Use On-The-Spot Treatments for Acne
Here’s a quick guide on how you should use concentrated Pura Veda Organics ‘On-The -Spot Blemish Treatments’ to help clear acne flares.
Using natural clay based On-The-Spot acne treatment is safe for all skin types. For those who want to subside rosacea flare-ups and skin redness, use this in combination to our Sensitive Skin Care Regimen for best results.