Blemishes on the face usually occur in the form of acne, blackheads, pimples and dark spots. Before identifying the solutions to remove blemishes, it’s important to understand what causes them. People with oily or combination skin are prone to blackheads and acne, typically caused by sebum overproduction. Sebum is the excess oil produced by the sebaceous glands, so an oversecretion of oil will result in clogged pores, which leads to acne and blackheads.
Hormonal imbalance can trigger these blemishes on the face too. Apart from that, infections or allergies from using the wrong products or eating certain foods may cause breakouts. If left untreated, acne can scar and turn into dark spots over time.
Not to worry, regardless of your skin imperfections, there are viable ways to achieve perfect skin, starting with your skincare routine.
Wondering how to get rid of blackheads and acne? The first step is to cleanse your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser. This is imperative for blemish-prone complexions, because cleansing removes the dirt and impurities from your skin.
The next step is to exfoliate twice a week with a gentle exfoliating scrub to prevent clogged pores. MyClarins CLEAR-OUT Blackhead Expert [Stick + Mask] is atargeted blemish treatment for blackheads. This convenient 2-in-1 purifying mask and exfoliating stick is enriched with natural grains and Sunflower Wax to target blackheads, eliminate impurities and minimise pores in just two simple steps. Make sureyour skin is damp before applying this exfoliating scrub to your T-zone area. After exfoliating, rinse with water and pat the skin dry to prep for the next step.
Another exfoliating scrub to try is the RE-MOVE Radiance Exfoliating Powder, packed with microbeads to purify the skin and remove pollutants.
If you have enlarged pores or oily skin, a toner should be an essential part of your skincare routine after exfoliating. Its lightweight liquid absorbs quickly into the skin to minimise pores and abolish excess dirt. Don’t forget to keep your skin hydrated with a suitable moisturiser for your skin type.
To quickly reduce the appearance of acne, Apply the MyClarins CLEAR-OUT Targets Imperfections as a quick acne spot treatment to visibly reduce blemishes. Made with Salicylic Acid, Meadowsweet and Purslane, this gel-based acne treatment also soothes overheated skin.
For those with redness from sensitive skin, the Calm-Essentiel Redness Corrective Gel is a great solution for spot correction. Its refreshing and soothing texture calms redness while moisturising and protecting your skin. With shimmers and pigments, it helps to conceal and correct redness too. This soothing cream helps to improve skin’s tolerance with prolonged use.
Make-up is key in achieving perfect, blemish-free skin in an instant. Start by priming your skin
with the Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch cream. This poreless primer glides onto the skin to polish and smooth away fine lines, wrinkles and pores almost instantly. Another popular primer women love is the Instant Poreless. Like its name suggests, this poreless primer blurs pores and mattifies your complexion to create a smooth canvas for your make-up.
To hide acne, blackheads and other skin blemishes, invest in a good concealer that is effective and gentle on the skin. Use a green-tinted concealer to minimise redness and a purple or bluish concealer to neutralise dark spots.
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