Skincare for Blemishes

Blemish prone skin can be exacerbated by too many skincare products, which is just one of many reasons why we believe in a simple, effective skincare routine.

Combining our basics with one or two targeting ingredients is the secret to reducing blemishes and improving the appearance of your skin.


What are Blemishes?

‘Blemish’ is an umbrella term for any kind of spot or mark on the skin, whether this be blackheads, cysts, or closed comedones (whiteheads), which are usually the most common type of blemish that people want to target with their skincare.

You can find out all about treating closed comedones in our blog post, How to Tackle Closed Comedones + Texture - Avoid These Mistakes!’.

What Causes Blemishes?

The main overall cause of blemishes on the skin comes from clogged hair follicles under the skin. There are a number of things that can be behind this happening, but some of the most common ones include:

  • Change in hormone levels
  • Collective dead skin cells
  • Diet
  • Excess sebum or oil production
  • Infection of the follicle
  • Stress

Some people may be more prone to skin blemishes, which can result from genetics or hormones.

How to Get Rid of Blemishes

When it comes to treating this skincare problem, it’s all about keeping your skin clear to keep blemishes at bay. As blemishes are usually caused by a blockage in the follicle, keeping those follicles clear is the best way to prevent spots from forming.

We have cleansers, serums and more that work together as your daily skincare routine to minimise the formation of blemishes. However, we also have a targeted Flawless Neutralising Gel - a blemish treatment for when those individual pesky
spots do appear.

Best Ingredients for Blemishes

Getting rid of and preventing blemishes starts with mastering the basics; get a good cleanser, moisturiser, and SPF to create a strong skin foundation.

Then, when it comes to targeting blemishes directly, azelaic and salicylic acid are your best friends. The former clears clogged pores and reduces redness, while the latter helps calm inflammation and exfoliates dead skin cells.