A blemish is a spot on your face or body that you no longer want there. Whether it is a spot, wrinkle, discoloration, pimple, or scar you just do not want it there. The information you see below would be mostly concerning the acne-related blemishes.
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Usually these kinds of skin problems result from bacterial buildup. More specifically a pathogen known as propionibacterium infiltrates skin pores, especially on the face. Then, especially when proper hygiene and proper dieting is not observed, a pimple forms.
However, the formation of acne blemishes does not start with the presence of bacteria in the pores. Rather, it begins with the presence of a hormone that triggers excess oil production, which then causes the inflammation and proliferation when a person’s face is not properly treated or cared for.
You can get rid of blemishes of the acne category using a variety of home care tips. You could also try a prescription treatment. Some treatments are administered topically while others are taken orally.
Here are some of the most useful care tips for people who want to eliminate acne:
- Disinfect your skin. This can be done using one of the many kinds of safer skin cleansing products. For instance, you could try an astringent cleaner that unclogs pores by way of the benzyl peroxide active ingredient (less harsh than alcohol-based products).
- Remove excess oils. Oil production is triggered by hormones which may require the use of a facial mask treatment. The clay masks as well as egg or milk-based facial solutions seem to work the best. The object is to create or use a certain face mask recipe that causes the mask solution to sit on the face until it stiffens. Then, when it dries the user pulls the mask off.
- Remove makeup daily. The best time to do this is at night. You can use a clean, fresh washcloth every time you want to remove makeup. This can help prevent both bacteria and fungal buildup that could cause infection.
When removing makeup it is best to use a cotton cloth. A washcloth is not recommended for this purpose because it could strip away some of your skin’s natural elasticity.
- Scrub your body/face gently. You can use one of many different homemade or store-bought natural exfoliation or microdermabrasion solutions. Finding a remedy that has beta hydroxyl acid (BHA) present in it at no more than 2% concentration is beneficial.
A medicinal solution that also has alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) present in it at no more than 8% concentration in it would also help. However, it helps to have a naturally abrasive agent and other moisturizing ingredient present in it. For example, you could find an exfoliate scrub that has crushed almonds, sugar, honey, oats, oil (i.e. almond or avocado oil), baking soda, or salt in it.
The most important step about scrubbing is that you have to do this process gently. Do not use too much pressure on your skin or redness, irritation, or other discomfort could occur. Rubbing too hard especially on your face could also strip away your skin’s natural protective seal.