Facial Blemishes

Tips for Getting Rid of Facial Blemishes

Facial blemishes are the result of skin troubles such as whiteheads, blackheads and pimples. Blemish itself refers to something that reduces the perfection of a whole - so a skin blemish is a reference to something that mars the smoothness and uniform tone of a person's skin. The oil balance in the skin, weather and stress are all thought to affect the quality of skin of a person. Sometimes hormonal changes in the body during puberty or that come with aging also cause facial blemishes. So, this is something every one of us faces at some point or the other. However, these blemishes are temporary most often and there are ways to manage them.

One consistent advice you will get from all dermatologists is that it is important to keep your skin clean. The skin in the body's first line of defense against the outside world and so it takes in a lot of dirt and other pollutants. These can clog the pores of the skin and lead to the various problem such as whiteheads and blackheads. By washing your face with a good quality soap and water twice a day, you are providing enormous support to your skin in dealing with potential problems. The washing and drying has to be gentle and so remember to follow the guideline about patting your face dry.

Other than this daily ritual, you can also try weekly and monthly facials which can serve to provide a more thorough cleaning of the skin and pores. Steaming and facial packs are used during facial to help the skin open out and discard impurities and then to help it tighten itself again. There are innumerable choices for the type of facials you can choose and you can consult an aesthetician or beautician to guide you in choosing a facial that will most benefit your skin type.


If you feel that a regular facial is not in your budget, do not panic. There are some tried and tested home remedies for facial blemishes that can help you conceal or even prevent the problem. Citrus is believed to be a good antidote to oily skin and so lemon juice or orange peel can be mixed with something like curd and rubbed on to your face. You can wash the mixture off your face after 15-20 minutes. Using either of these everyday is said to lead to results within a week in that there is a dramatic reduction in facial blemishes. Curd itself is highly recommended by naturopaths for skin health and that can be mixed with other herbs such as mint to provide enrichment to the skin.

Given that dryness of skin can be a source of skin blemishes, especially in winter, applying the right kind of lotion can also be an aspect of skin therapy for some people. After your cleansing ritual, you should make sure that your skin is well hydrated and the best way to do this is to choose a skin care lotion that suits your skin type and use it as often as recommended.

While there a quite a few other tips and tricks for concealing facial blemishes, it is important to remember that good diet is an important component of healthy skin also. So, even while following short-term recommendations in figuring out how to hide your blemish before the next party, you should pay attention to including the right nutrients in daily intake. Oily and fatty diets are like fuel for facial blemishes and meant to be avoided for this as well as other health reasons. Food items rich in antioxidants such as sweet potatoes, green tea and cantaloupes, Vitamin A rich greens such as spinach and broccoli, juicy fruits infused with Vitamin C such as oranges and lemons and Omega-3 packed fish such as salmon and tuna are extremely good for replenishing and rejuvenating our skin. We will all do well if we take in the recommended amounts of these minerals and vitamins into out daily diet.