Why Most Acne Spot Treatments DON’T Work—But What Will


Whenever a blemish appears, the goal is to use acne spot treatments get it to go away as fast as possible with the least amount of scarring. However, the way in which most people are using their spot treatments is actually making a blemish stick around longer and will lead to a prolonged recovery time with increased scarring. Much of what you have been doing, may not be giving you the best outcome.

Here are several reasons why your acne spot treatments aren’t working, along with my expert solutions for getting a better result for your skin.

You’re not understanding what your blemish needs to do to heal itself.

Blemishes, like pustules or papules, have an infection within the pore which is why they are painful and red. The natural process is for the infection (pus from dead white blood cells) to come up and out through the skin’s surface. Your skin acts as an excretory system and this is your skin’s natural way of healing itself. This is the most important thing you need to understand in your quest to help a blemish go away fast. Without acknowledgment of your skin’s healing process, you’ll won’t be able to work in sync with your blemishes.

You’re applying acne spot treatments too quickly using the wrong type of products.

The slow-down of the natural healing process of a blemish occurs when a spot treatment is applied the moment it appears. Understandably, you’re attempting to quickly dry it out, but I can assure you this practice is backfiring. It’s so important to understand that the infection WANTS to come out. If you dry it out on the surface with a spot treatment, you’re creating dead, flaky cells, which keep the infection from coming out as quickly. This now traps the infection under the skin longer when it desperately wants to get out. This is why your blemishes are sticking around a lot longer than they should be and the longer the infection stays present in the skin, the more of a red, dark discolored scar you will have.

The best solution is to leave it alone the moment it appears (without the application of a drying spot treatment) to get rid of it faster. Or, you can use a non-drying acne spot treatment like Anti Cyst Treatment in the early stages (days 1-3) to facilitate the healing without drying out the skin’s surface. I’ll explain more about this in a bit.

Skin Type Quiz

You’re not applying acne spot treatments at the right time in your routine.

When is the right time to apply an acne spot treatment? Assuming you’re using the right type of acne spot treatment at just the right time in the blemish’s life cycle, it should go on last—at the end of your skincare routine.

  1. Perform your normal nighttime skincare routine. (This might include cleansing, masking, toning, applying a serum and followed with moisturizer and eye cream. Be sure to use products exclusively for your skin type. Take the Skin Type Quiz.)
  2. Dampen a cotton swab or tissue with water and wipe the blemished area to remove the skincare products that were just applied.
  3. Apply the acne spot treatment and let it dry. Done!

The goal is to get the spot treatment to work directly on the blemish and not have any other product interfere with the performance. Doing this as the last step in your nighttime routine makes it easier than applying it before your other products so you don’t have to try and prevent it from smearing all over the place. Learn how to apply a spot treatment in the morning.

You need to learn how to use acne spot treatments the right way.

When a blemish first appears, here is how to make it go away fast.

Step 1: Apply a non-drying, soothing, anti-inflammatory spot treatment.

Step 2: If and only when a whitehead comes to the very surface of the skin, you can gently squeeze it out.

Step 3: Once the whitehead is removed, you can then apply a powerful spot treatment to dry out any remaining infection in the pore.

Step 4: Once it’s all healed and any scabbing is gone and you’re left with a discolored scar, use Post-Breakout Fading Gel.

Okay…I’ve made your life super easy by creating this best-selling Zit Care Kit. While all the products are sold individually, it has the four best spot treatments and tools to give you everything you need to make a blemish go away fast. If you follow the step-by-step instructions included in the kit, I can assure you that your blemishes will go away so much faster than ever before—with much less scarring.

Kit For Acne

You’re spot treating something without the presence of infection.

Sometimes people will get a blocked pore for a variety of reasons that appears as a bump. If no pain or redness is present, this means there is no infection so your typical acne spot treatments won’t work. The best course of action for removing blocked pores are through manual extractions.

Learn how to treat cysts, pustules, whiteheads, milia, papules, blackheads and closed comedones.

You need to accept that sometimes an acne spot treatment just won’t work.

My #1 best-selling product is Anti Cyst Treatment. I have been selling this product for 28 years now which means I have sold thousands and thousands of them and our customers swear by its effectiveness. Does it work for 100% of the people? No. Does this mean it’s a bad product and doesn’t work? No. It just means that the type of inflammation that it is targeting is not in sync with the type of bacteria that you have. When it comes to any type of products, It’s never a one-size-fits-all—and this certainly includes acne spot treatments.

In summary, you can’t always control a blemish from appearing but what you DO have control over, is what happens when it shows up. I encourage you to be patient and let the healing process run its course without too much interference. Your skin will be clearer and less scarred because of it. Always work with Mother Nature, never go against her.

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