If constant breakouts are getting you down, you need a skincare routine that is kind to your skin and helps support blemishes. By making minor changes to your lifestyle and using natural products made for blemish prone skin, you can help support your skin’s natural protective barrier and improve your complexion. If you have specific skin concerns we recommend consulting a dermatologist or doctor.
What are blemishes?
Pimples are typically caused by a build-up of bacteria, oil and dead skin cells. When these block a hair follicle it can cause whiteheads, blackheads, pustules or papules to form. Due to this, keeping your skin well-cleansed with the best cleanser for blemish prone skin can help minimise pimples forming.
Any spot or imperfection can leave you feeling self-conscious but identifying the type of blemishes you’re experiencing helps to find the right solution. If your skin is breaking out, there’s a good chance your blemishes will fall into one of these categories…
Easily identifiable, blackheads are small bumps that have a dark centre. Although they’re not typically painful, they are noticeable. Caused by blocked hair follicles, helping to minimise getting rid of blackheads can be as simple as using a natural cleanser, like the Clear Skin Citrus Kombucha Cleanser Gel to remove dirt and excess oil from your pores.
Whiteheads form in the same way as blackheads but they look very different. When bacteria, oil and dead skin cells get trapped in your pores, a closed comedo can form, giving the characteristic of a whitehead. A gentle exfoliator, like the Clear Skin Lemon Sugar Facial Scrub will help unblock the hair follicles and reduce the appearance of whiteheads.
Although papules can be fairly painful, they don’t contain pus. Instead, they’re characterised by their red appearance. Often, papules occur because there is a blockage deep within a hair follicle. By using a natural exfoliating mask, such as the Clear Skin Kombucha Enzyme Exfoliating Mask, you can minimise the build up of oil, bacteria and skin cells that can block the hair follicles and help minimise papules from forming.
Pustules are similar to papules, although they contain yellow or white pus. Depending on the size and severity, pustules can be extremely painful. Fortunately, natural skincare ingredients can help minimise the appearance of pustules, try the Clear Skin Citrus Kombucha Cleanser Gel, followed by the Clear Skin Lemon Sugar Facial Scrub.
What causes blemishes?
In some cases, unfortunately, achieving a flawless complexion isn’t as simple as keeping your skin clean. There are numerous factors which impact your skin, such as age, hormones, genetics and lifestyle. Furthermore, your skin type can also have an effect on your overall complexion, as well as the type of pimples you suffer from. If you have specific skin concerns we recommend consulting a dermatologist or doctor.
Introducing targeted products designed for your skin type also play a role in improving the appearance of your complexion. If you have oily skin, for example, you’ll want to use an oil-free moisturiser, like the Clear Skin Acai + Kombucha Oil-Free Moisturiser to keep your skin well-hydrated, without adding excess oil.
How to keep blemishes at bay
1. Start from the inside out
If you want to achieve a flawless complexion, learning how to manage breakouts is essential. Focus on nutrition and lifestyle. Getting a regular amount of sleep, drinking enough water and avoiding certain foods can help to minimise blemishes. If you have specific skin concerns we recommend consulting a dermatologist or doctor. 2. Remove your makeup
Similarly, removing your makeup every evening and keeping your skin clean can transform your complexion. With products like Clear Skin Willow Bark Pure Pore Toner
, Sensitive Facial Micellar Wipes
and Brightening Last + Lid Makeup Remover
, you can keep your night-time skincare routine quick, easy and natural.3. Choose natural skincare products
Secondly, you’ll want a skincare regime you can trust. When you’re experiencing a breakout, your skin is already uncomfortable. Adding a mixture of harsh chemicals can exacerbate the problem and lead to further discomfort. Using natural ingredients, like Willow Bark, Kombucha and Acai can be a great way to give your skin the gentle support it needs without upsetting your skin. Furthermore, choosing the right products will target different types of blemishes on the face and help you to achieve a smooth, even complexion.
If you’re eager to transform your skin and achieve a flawless complexion, take a look at the entire Andalou Naturals range now. With 15% off your first order and a free deluxe sample with every order, you can embark on a whole new approach to skincare today.