The Medik8 Guide to Blemishes

Getting rid of blemishes is easier said than done, right? Breaking out is annoying and frustrating, especially when you have an upcoming event, and you want to look your best! Acne, pimples, and scarring can look differently on every person.

Acne is usually initially caused by physiology and genetics rather than lifestyle, but poor skincare practices can exacerbate breakouts. If you’re patient, you can improve the look of your complexion by committing to a great skincare routine and some healthy habits.

What is a blemish?

A blemish can be spots, discolouration or marks or scars on the skin, but in most circumstances ‘blemish’ refers to breakouts. A blemish is a clogged pore that can be raised, red and sore.
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Do you have blemish-prone skin?

If you’re known to constantly breakout, then you likely have blemish-prone skin. Blemish-prone skin can refer to anyone who is susceptible to whiteheads and blackheads; from those who get the occasional pimple or blackhead, to those with high-grade acne that could turn into cystic acne. Blemish-prone skin can be oily; however, it can also be dry and flaky.

While acne is associated with teenage to young-adult skin, blemish-prone skin is common in all ages and unfortunately doesn’t always go away as soon as you hit adulthood. You may find you experience blemish-prone skin all throughout your life, or it may be associated with life events such as menopause or high-stress periods.

How do blemishes form and what causes them?

A blemish’ number one cause is due to clogged pores caused by four circumstances: excess sebum, the build-up of dead skin cells, inflammation, and the accumulation of blemish-causing bacteria. A key factor in the formation of blemishes is hormonal changes, particularly during puberty, pregnancy, menopause, or changes in hormonal contraceptives. Medications and stress can both play a part in hormonal changes and trigger blemishes. Environmental factors such as hot conditions and sometimes changes in diet and an impaired skin barrier function can also cause blemishes to occur.

Types of blemishes

There are two major types of blemishes: inflamed (nodules and cysts) and non-inflamed (comedones and can be open or closed, corresponding to either blackheads or whiteheads).

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