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Definition

Blemishes are thickenings of the outer most layer of the skin. Blemishes can be quite prominent and unattractive if they appear in awkward locations.

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Types

  • Solar keratosis.
  • Seborrhoeic keratosis.
  • Warts
  • Whitehead
  • Blackhead
  • Erupting papule
  • Third eye

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Implications

Blemishes, especially on the face are one of the most common complaints in women and can be a huge source of embarrassment. This problem is quite common in people of all ages. Blemishes can appear despite good skin care. Most of the time, controlling acne can reduce your discomfort and chance of scarring to a great extent.

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What You Can Do

  • Keep your face clean by washing it at least twice a day with antibacterial soap. Avoid scented soaps and face washes.

  • Wash you make-up applicators and brushes, pillowcase, washcloths, towels etc on a regular basis with antibacterial soap.

  • Keep your hair clean and out of your face.

  • Clean your phone mouth piece, pens and pencils away from your face and chin.

  • Avoid wearing heavy make-up; buy make-up specifically designed for your skin type; throw it away after it has exceeded it's expiration date.

  • Always wash off your make up before going to bed.

  • Wash your hands frequently.

  • Avoid touching your face especially when you have breakouts.

  • Get plenty of rest and make all efforts to reduce your level of stress. Do not neglect your skin care under any circumstances, these efforts pay off in the long run and shorten the duration of blemishes.

  • Get rid of your pimples quickly and sensibly. Do not squeeze or pick them, this reduces your chance of scarring, skin discolorations and persistent blemishes.

  • Use appropriate skin care products according to your skin type. To reduce the appearance of blemishes, use a concealer or rub an ice cube over your face before putting on the make-up.

  • Use products to prevent recurrent breakouts of pimples.

  • For oily skin, use an over the counter cleanser that contains salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to start the drying process.

  • Sometimes putting a small piece of tape on your blemish overnight will help draw out the fluid and infection.

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Blemishes