It's amazing what we'll try to get rid of a pesky spot. From reaching for a tube of toothpaste to the good old squeezing trick, there are a few different methods - most of which end up making your breakout even worse.
Aside from covering your face in foundation, followed by concealer, followed by a powder and then a little more concealer for good measure, some spot-removal tips really do benefit the skin.
We asked Noella Gabriel, the director of product and treatment development at Elemis, for her advice on treating blemishes.
"Start by applying a warm compress with tea tree oil on it and place over the affected area," she told us. "This will help soften the skin and in some cases eases out the blackhead without any finger pressure - it's a long term solution and very effective."
This model isn't the only one who recommends applying complexion-boosting products overnight either.
Noella suggests trying Elemis' Herbal Lavender Repair Mask "to help dry up the area and speed up the repair process.
"I always like an application of lavender from our Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules which will repair any broken skin, reduce redness and improve the overall appearance of the skin," she said.
And while eating chocolate might not be as bad for your skin as you think (particularly if you stick to the darker varieties), a good diet is key to a healthy glow too.
From broccoli to almonds, try these radiance-boosting foods below:
How often do you check the ingredients list in your skincare products?
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