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What Are Facial Blemishes and How Can You Get Rid of Them?

Posted on August 20, 2019

Your face is a very important part of your overall appearance.

It’s the part of us people see every day. It shows all of our expressions and it’s how we communicate to everyone around us.

As a result, a lot of our confidence can come from how our skin looks on our face. When it’s healthy and radiant, we feel great! But facial blemishes can put a real dampener on our mood and even make us hide away.

Here is some more information on facial blemishes and how to manage them so you can always put your best face forward.

What are facial blemishes?

A blemish is used to describe any imperfections on our skin or face.

This can range from a spot, a pimple or acne, to a mark, a scratch, or discolouration of skin tone.

While they can be embarrassing or unsightly because they draw a bit of attention, generally speaking, a facial blemish refers to a flaw that’s not overly serious or life-threatening.

However, a blemish can also extend to include skin cancer.

Quality skincare products are designed to manage, reduce and even prevent facial blemishes when used as part of a regular skincare routine.

What can cause a facial blemish?

There are many different contributing factors that can cause or trigger a blemish on the skin, such as:

  1. Genetics

Everyone’s skin is different, and our genes determine our skin type. Some skin types can be more prone to reactions and blemishes than others.

  1. Hormones

The hormones in our body regulate certain processes and our skin health is included in this. Adolescent growth, menstrual activity, and menopause can cause our hormone levels to fluctuate which can affect our skin.

  1. Stress

Stress can trigger hormone imbalances that can also affect your skin.

  1. Sleep, diet and general well-being

A healthy lifestyle with a good diet and enough sleep can improve your overall health and skin appearance However, poor lifestyle habits can take a toll on your body and this can negatively affect your skin too.

  1. Clogged pores

Your skin’s pores can become blocked by excessive oil, makeup, sunscreen, heavy creams, and even general pollution. This can cause pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads to form.

  1. Poor skincare

Blemishes can be caused by poor skincare practices, such as a lack of moisture, dry skin, oily skin, harsh products, and high temperatures. This is because they can disrupt your skin’s natural renewal cycle which can lead to congestion and other concerns.

How can you reduce blemishes?

An effective skincare routine can help improve, manage and prevent facial skin blemishes, so you can look forward to clearer-looking skin.

Here are some useful tips.

  1. Use a facial cleanser

A gentle facial cleanser removes all traces of makeup, dirt, and oil and unclogs pores to fight blemishes, leaving skin soft, smooth and clean. Use this in the morning and at night for the best results.

  1. Keep your hands off your face!

Your hands pick up dirt, bacteria and all other kinds of pollutants every single day, and if you touch your face, you can transfer that onto the surface of your skin. 

  1. Use a quality moisturiser

All skin needs hydration, and a light moisturiser can really help restore a healthy balance. When your skin is dry, your body will naturally produce more oil to compensate, however, this can cause more blemishes and breakouts. 

  1. Try a chemical peel

A chemical peel is a popular skincare option that can help improve your skin’s overall appearance. The chemical peel is made up of gentle acids that are designed to exfoliate your skin by removing the dull top layer of skin cells and unclogging pores, revealing the more radiant and smoother skin beneath.

  1. Wear sunscreen

The damaging UV radiation from direct sun exposure can irritate your facial skin and cause damage. Using a sunscreen with an SPF rating of 50+ will protect your face from these harmful rays and help maintain a clear complexion.

Try our Skin Doctors Chemical Peel product

If you want to help fight and prevent blemishes on your face, adding a chemical peel to your regular skincare routine can help.

Our Skin Doctors gamma hydroxy™ forte is an ultra-concentrated time-released chemical peel with added Vitamin A that gives salon treatment results in an at-home cream.

It’s recommended for:

    • Skin that requires deep exfoliation and resurfacing
    • Uneven, dull skins, scarring, open pores, deep lines, and wrinkles and pigmentation
    • All skin types (however take caution with sensitive skin)

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