This was a tip given to me a week ago by a friend. She suggested applying a dab of Fair & Lovely Multi Vitamin cream over my acne/pimples & leaving it overnight. Apparently it helps dry up & speed up the healing of the pimple, reduces the redness & also prevents scarring. Sounds like too good to be true , right?
So last weekend, I picked up the tiny trial pack for this cream (the one that costs some 10-15 bucks) & tried it out.
Well girls, it did work just as my friend claimed, for me.
Overnight it managed to dry up - almost flatten 2 huge pimple & reduce it’s redness. On budding acne, it prevented them from flaring up into volcanoes; they stayed small & dried up quickly.
I cannot say about the anti-scarring effect – as the pimples are not completely healed, I suspect it will not be able to do much about scarring overnight. It might help if applied consistently & for longer.
Also, as per my friend – only this variant of Fair & Lovely, the multivitamin one, seems to be effective.
I honestly don’t know if the tip will work just as well for you, obviously this is a try-at-your-own-risk proposition. Clindamycin A gel is known to work wonders for some people, on me, it just makes my acne worse (go figure – it is recommended by almost all derms for acne, but it just won’t work for me)
I think the reason why F&L works so well, is probably
1. Coz of all the vitamins (it has vit b, c & e) – maybe they help reduce inflammation in some way
2. The texture of the cream itself seems little drying – it seems absorbent & matt when applied
Have you tried this for your acne? Have you heard of any such weird but effective tips for skincare?