Blemishes: they’re not just for teenagers. Whatever your age or skin type, spots can affect anyone. They also have a pesky habit of appearing when you least want them to (like before a party!)
Blemishes can be complex – but your skin care doesn’t have to be. If you’re wondering how to get rid of blemishes, perfecting your skincare routine is one choice you can make for healthy skin.
#1 What Causes Blemishes?
We get blemishes on skin for many different reasons. Genetics, hormonal changes, high humidity, mask, and certain types of cosmetics or medications can all cause breakouts. Even cleaning your skin too much or too hard can trigger spots. That’s why it’s important to choose products for blemished skin wisely.
It starts with our sebaceous glands. These secrete an oily substance called “sebum”. Sebum is important for skin because it helps to protect your skin and keep it moisturised. But when your sebaceous glands get clogged with excess oil and dead skin cells, blemishes and bumps can appear.
#2 What Is Blemish-Prone Skin?
If you find yourself getting unwanted spots on a regular basis, you’ve probably got blemish-prone skin. Blemished skin is most often associated with oily or combination skin – but no skin type is immune. Even dry skin can get spots.
#3 Blemished Skin Care Routine
When it comes to blemished skin, simplicity is key. Your goal should be to remove excess oil, without stripping skin of the healthy oil it needs. It’s also important to use natural skincare that is free from harsh ingredients. If a product has phthalates, sulphates, parabens, or silicone derived ingredients – steer clear. Look for natural, clean ingredients that are full of nutrients. Antipodes® products are toxin-free, formulated with nutrient-dense New Zealand bioactives. We never compromise on our Green Beauty Ethos.
The ultimate routine for blemished skin follows three simple steps.
Step 1: Cleanse with a soothing face wash
Clean skin is a must to prevent blemishes. Cleansing gets rid of dirt and impurities on the skin’s surface, allowing pores to breathe. Choose a cleanser that won’t strip the skin of essential oils, such as Juliet Skin-Brightening Gel Cleanser. Don’t be afraid of the coconut oil formulation – it helps to reduce excess oil on the skin’s surface. The low-lather gel cleanser also contains wild blackcurrant oil. This luxurious superfruit extract keeps skin soft and supple without oiliness. Meanwhile, New Zealand manuka honey has natural exfoliating abilities. It can help remove dead cells from the surface of your skin.