Products that help tame those wicked summer spots!


This summer has been a crazy one for rapid weather changes, alternating between extreme heat and awkward cold. My skin has been very unkind to me this summer and I have been using more face masks than usual, and recently I have added a newbie spot treatment to my routine….I absolutely love it!

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First off we have the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal 10 Minute Mask ($22). I was lucky enough to find this face mask at Winners as my local Sephora does not sell this brand. I have heard of this mask before from the blogger Lily Pebbles from It is a very nice, hydrating mask which has tiny oatmeal grains which I guess lightly exfoliate, but I use it primarily to hydrate my skin as often spots come from skin being dehydrated. This mask is lovely and effective, though it does feel like putting porridge on your face, as Lily so hilariously put it!

Image 2Next up is Super Facialist by Una Brennan Rose Hydrate Brighten & Refine Facial Scrub ($20). Ok, so I’m not the biggest fan of the rose scent, it makes me think of old lady perfume and potpourri. I can look past the rose smell though as this scrub brightens and brings back radiance to the skin, and it’s specially formulated for sensitive skin types! It’s great to exfoliate your skin regularly, maybe 2-3 times a week as dead skin cells can clog pores and spots will develop. This scrub is wonderful to use and I believe it’s extremely cheap in the UK as it’s a drugstore product. I had to pay more for the product to have it shipped here which totalled about $20 CND. This is better than some Origins scrubs I have tried, and that says a lot! I can’t wait to try out more from this brand.

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Oh Origins, is it so obvious that this is my favourite skincare brand? I love pretty much everything from this brand. This Origins Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask ($27) is definitely more on the “intense” side, and it has quite a particular scent that many may not like. It is however very effective on problem areas. I apply this to parts of my face that are breaking out and I leave it for 10 minutes so that it can work its magic. It reduces spots and makes the skin feel clean. Though this is a clay mask, I would not use it as an overnight spot treatment. I would also not use this on any parts of your face other than problem areas, as it can be quite drying and it does nothing for blackheads.

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Last but not least is this ahhhhmazing Super Spot Remover Treatment by Origins ($17.50). This is the most effective spot treatment I have ever used. I put the tiniest amount on a Q-tip and I gently dab it on a spot and leave it overnight. It goes on clear which is nice, and when I wake up my spot is reduced in size and the redness is virtually gone. It’s a great spot treatment to have, and at $17.50 I feel like this will go a long way as you have to use so little.

So this little routine has been helping my summer skin quite a bit, and I am happy to report that with Autumn on its way, my skin will go back to normal as this heat has just been killing me! What are some of your favourite spot treatments?




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