Monday 9 September 2013

The Overnight Spot Treatment in Your Bathroom Cupboard

I've recently become a bit disenchanted with my normal overnight spot treatments and one night had a little epiphany - maybe I've had a way of treating my spots overnight just sat in the bathroom cupboard. I've been trying to let my skincare routine do all the work but sometimes (actually almost all the time for me at the moment) you need that little extra something when it comes to shifting pesky breakouts. So I thought why not use some of my favourite spot fighting face masks as an overnight spot treatment? A quick tweet revealed that quite a few of you lovely bloggers do this too! I now do this myself on a regular basis, only applying directly to the spot itself.

 Left: Antipodes / Right: Elemental Herbology

For smaller blemishes and whiteheads I dab on a bit of the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask (full review here). I find that this mask is great for bringing any yucky gunk to the surface, so when you cleanse in the morning and remove your cleanser with a flannel, the whiteheads are easily removed with no squeezing or irritating your skin. Plus the formula of this isn't drying at all, so won't upset the balance of your skin if you get a little extra around the spot.

I try not to use this mask as much, but for those really nasty, big, red lumpy spots, which seem to take forever to disappear, I use a little of the Elemental Herbology Facial Detox Mask. I'm only using a little sample of this I bought at the moment, but I think I'm going to have to buy the full size as I love it as a mask too! I had a horrible, absolutely massive spot on my chin recently and the morning after the first night I applied this, the inflammation and redness had significantly reduced. After a few nights the spot had reduced by half, which is a lot quicker than anything else I've used before! However I wouldn't recommend extended use of this on the same area, as it is prone to drying out the skin.

Do you ever use a face mask as an overnight spot treatment? What spot treatments do you use?

Beauty Bird xx



  1. This is a great idea! I love face masks so i'll definitely give this a go!

    Laura from Hex-Beauty x

    1. I hope it works for you! Let me know what you think :-) xx

  2. Great tip, never thought to try this but it makes sense when you think about it! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

    1. Thanks Evelyn! I thought exactly the same! xx


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