Blemishes are marks or areas of discoloration on the skin. In some cases, acne such as whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples may also be referred to as blemishes.

What are blemishes?

Many people are born with or inherit blemishes. They’re commonly referred to as port wine stains. However, other blemishes are man-made and can be troublesome. These are usually associated with some form of acne.

Have you ever used a cosmetic product and had an allergic reaction to it?

The blemish caused in acne is a result of clogged pores in the epidermis of the skin are many times are caused by toiletries and cosmetics, particularly night creams, foundations, and moisturizers.

Non-comedogenic refers to a class of cosmetics which are less likely to cause blemishes. It’s similar to reading the label on a can of food. You need to read before you buy. Becoming an educated consumer is the first step in the prevention of blemishes.

Blemishes on face can also form as a result of environmental factors. Skin irritants from the air to aerosol sprays can result in the formation of blemishes.

If you’re the type of individual that struggles with hormonal changes, you could be prone to blemishes. When androgen gets extremely active, the chance of developing a blemish increases


What are blemishes?

dramatically. Research has shown that the increase in sebum production is the direct cause of this. Sebum is the skin’s natural oil. Bacteria loves to fester in areas of excess oil and the end result is the pores of the epidermis become clogged.

There is a great series of articles on the “Skin Care By Louisa” website by my friend Alicia Stanton, MD. She is a specialist on hormones!

When women enter adulthood and menopause their hormones start to rage. This hormonal change results in blemish formation. Instances of this are especially evident pregnancy or menstruation due to the related hormonal changes.

How to get rid of blemishes?

How can you treat these hormonal changes? There are many oral contraceptives and antiandrogens which have been a tremendous aid to women. Both females and males have been helped by using oral corticoseteroids.

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