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Why Spot Treating Your Acne Isn't Effective - Skin by Brownlee & Co.

Why Spot Treating Your Acne Isn't Effective

Scenario: You've been doing awesome with your skincare routine, and as a result, your skin has shown major improvement! All of a sudden, you notice a random pimple that you swear "popped up overnight" without any warning.

Situations like these are common, especially if you're someone with acne-prone skin. And while your first reaction might be to rush and spot treat the blemish before it gets worse, be careful. Spot treating your acne actually isn't as effective as you may think. Here's why.

Pimples have a lifecycle, one that begins days if not weeks prior to the blemish reaching the surface of your skin. Given that there's likely acne you can't see, spot treating does very little to prevent new or future breakouts from forming. 

In other words, spot treating is at best a temporary fix.  


Rather than applying topical acne treatments onto individual spots, make sure you're covering the entire surface of your face and neck to prevent bacteria from growing in surrounding areas. 


The Blemish Chaser 10 is an intensive, prescription-strength treatment gel made with 10% benzoyl peroxide, while the Blemish Chaser 5.0 is a milder version made with 5% benzoyl peroxide for more sensitive skin types.

Both are known to target infected pores and zap zits FAST!

Have you given them a try? Let us know in the comments below. Also, don't forget to tell us what you want to read and/or learn about next. And, make sure to subscribe for our newsletters for a special 15% off discount code, so you can stay updated on all future blog posts.

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