Make-up and spots
Many cosmetics contain ingredients that can block pores and lead to spots, so look for cosmetics that are labelled ‘non-comedogenic’.
Clean your make-up tools regularly
Dirty make-up brushes and sponges can spread bacteria on your face and help to spread spots. Use a gentle shampoo and rinse them thoroughly to remove all traces of make-up and shampoo. Ideally, do it once a week.
Throw out old stuff
Bin any cosmetics that have been open for longer than the limit marked on the pot (look for the symbol that looks like an open pot, which will say something like ‘6M’ (meaning 6 months).
Did you know...
You can treat your spots even while you are wearing make-up. Make sure your skin is clean and then dab a little Freederm gel onto each spot before you apply any foundation. The gel seals on each spot and your foundation will still glide on as usual.