Under the skin: how to heal your spot in the expert way
Discover the best way to clear up blemishes with our expert advice.
Adolescence may be far behind us, but sadly that doesn’t mean that skin breakouts are resigned to the past. When blemishes strike it can be difficult to know what to do, so keep reading to find out the science behind our blemishes, and the best way to clear up pimples...the expert way.
The science behind our spots
No matter our age or gender, we can all get the occasional blemish, and, just our luck, it tends to be on the night of that special date or event. To tackle these little problems effectively, it’s good to know exactly what causes them.
Essentially, spots are formed by blockages to the skin’s pores, and the main clogging culprits are oil on our skin, impurities from our environment and skin cells that have come to the end of their life. In fact, just the prospect of your big night could be a potential cause of blemishes. Although there are many acne triggers, research on the brain to skin connection has found that stress can release a hormone, cortisol, which stimulates our body to produce more oil and could block our pores if not dealt with properly. To avoid this worst-case-scenario, here’s our top tips for what to do when faced with a pesky pimple...
The ultimate guide to healing our blemishes
Keep your skin clean: As the main cause of spots are those clogged pores, be sure to keep skin clean from impurities. Gently cleansing every morning and night is particularly important, and Biosource Cleansing Micellar Water is the ultimate in purifying, toning and detoxing your skin. For a more intense cleansing experience, and to remove any dead cells that may be prone to blocking pores, face masks should be an important part of your skincare routine. Once or twice a week, use Skin Best Wonder Mud. Enriched with the Astaxanthin and Mineral Clay this powerful treatment helps to rid the skin of any impurities, leaving your complexion healthier, brighter and more luminous.
Keep your cool with a cold compress: Applying a bit of soothing, cooling action to the affected area can really help to reduce swelling, redness and irritation, and can help to speed up the recovery process. Boost your cold treatment with Skin Oxygen Cooling Gel, which is formulated with Chlorella algae extract for powerful antioxidant action and Life Plankton to help reinforce the skin’s barrier and protect your complexion from impurities!
Keep skin hydrated from the inside as well as the outside: Staying well hydrated and drinking at least 2 liters of water per day will help your skin cells to function well, flushing out toxins and bacteria in the process.
Use a targeting blemish treatment: Sometimes we all need a little boost to help fight back against spots. Purefect Skin Targeted Solution contains bio acids found in Willow and liquorice extract as well as soothing Thermal Plankton to get to work on blemishes.
Although it’s tempting to cover up our spots with a bit of help from your makeup bag, it’s better to allow the skin to breath a little and avoid further clogging your pores. If it’s of the utmost importance to look your beauty best, and you want to conceal those blemishes, opt for a lighter BB or CC cream. Skin Best CC Cream gives flawless coverage whilst helping to tighten pores at the same time! It’s a win-win!
With just a little bit of patience and some skin TLC, say goodbye to blemishes and hello to flawless skin!