What Is Blemish Prone Skin?
Blemish prone skin is usually oily, appears shiny, and is more susceptible to pimples, blackheads, and acne breakouts due to an excess of oil or sebum. While the body naturally produces sebum to help protect the skin and keep it moisturized - an excess of it can lead to clogged pores, inflammation, and blemishes.
What Are Blemishes?
The word "blemish" is normally used when something is temporary like a pimple. Types of acne blemishes include blackheads, whiteheads, and cysts that develop on areas of skin that have more oil glands. It is common to think that oil production is bad for the skin but in actuality, it is a necessary part of acquiring moisturized skin and retaining a healthy skin barrier! However, too much oil can clog pores and cause breakouts.
What Causes Blemishes?
There are several factors that can contribute to blemishes including excess oil production, clogged hair follicles, bacteria, and changing hormones. When striving for clearer skin, the key is to maintain an optimal level of oil on the skin in order to keep skin naturally moisturized between oil production and maintaining skin’s natural moisture.
What Can I Do To Reduce Blemishes And Care For My Skin?
We understand that blemish-prone skin can be frustrating to deal with, so below are a few of our favorite tips for blemish-prone skin to help you on your way to clearer-looking skin!
Tip One: Cleanse Face Daily
An effective skincare routine can improve the appearance of blemishes and help prevent future breakouts. The right facial cleanser keeps pores clean, which can help decrease acne and blemish breakouts. If your skin is prone to acne, reach for a foaming cleanser that is formulated with Salicylic Acid and helps treat and prevent blemishes.
Fun Fact: Did you know that excessive facial washing can trick skin into producing more oil - making acne worse? For acne-prone skin, we recommend limiting cleansing to twice a day!
Tip Two: Use A Non-Comedogenic Facial Oil
Wondering if you should include a facial oil in your skincare routine? The answer is yes! You are not alone if you think oil-based products are not compatible with blemish-prone skin. Incorporating oils into your skincare routine can be an effective solution to achieve and maintain a strong, healthy skin barrier.
For a non-acnegenic solution, try a face oil that is formulated for blemish-prone skin. Infused with a natural blend of hemp-derived cannabis sativa seeds and oregano oil, our Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate helps improve the appearance of skin with continued use, leaving it feeling calm and re-balanced. Apply 2-3 drops of this facial oil all over or to a particular area of the face based on your specific concerns.
Tip Three: Stop Touching Your Face
If you have the urge to pop your blemishes, don’t! Touching your face can trigger more acne, lead to infection and scarring. Next time you are tempted to zap your zits, reach for an acne spot treatment instead! Often times, acne spot treatments deliver acne-fighting efficacious ingredients - like salicylic acid that can treat and prevent future breakouts.
Dab your problem area with our acne spot treatments formulated with Salicylic Acid, a beta-hydroxy acid used to help treat many skin concerns, including acne. Our Blue Herbal Spot Treatment acts on affected areas to help clear acne blemishes, blackheads, and whiteheads.
Tip Four: Use An Acne-Friendly Moisturizer
All skin, even blemish-prone skin can benefit from hydration- especially if you’re using an acne treatment. When your skin becomes dry, your body naturally produces more oil that can lead to more breakouts. Choosing an oil-free, acne moisturizer is an essential step in your anti-acne efforts because the right moisturizer can help soothe and balance your skin. Give our Breakout Control Acne Treatment Facial Lotion a try! This moisturizer visibly diminishes and helps prevent new acne blemishes from forming!