There are many over the counter treatments for the occasional spot. In an earlier post I raved about Proactiv, which still is a good solution for me when the spots are persistent and mean. I also favor natural treatments like tea tree oil), it has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, a must-have on your cabinet. Tea tree can be used for insect bites, wounds, hair scalp irritation (Paul Mitchell’s shampoo), healing in general. On long flights, my husband dabs a tiny drop on his ear lobes and under the nose to stop airways from blocking, he swears by it.
For blemishes it best to apply lightly – dilute your tea tree oil with a bit of water first as it’s highly concentrated and could irritate your skin a bit. Alternatively, rosewater is an excellent anti-inflammatory aid -the aroma of rose has been used for centuries to lift spirits, ease stress and tension. After a threading or waxing treatment, rosewater can be used to apply over the areas where hair was removed. Most pharmacies and online stores carry these amazing natural wonders.
**If you are in Singapore, Watsons carries a wide range of Tea Tree Oil products from an Aussie brand called Thursday Plantation, antiseptic sprays/ creams, tea tree/ aloe vera cotton tips, pure oil and a diluted version. Tea tree is renowned in Australia and widely used in Aboriginal medicine.