A face blemish is any form of mark or discoloration on the face. Examples are acne, white heads, blackheads, scars, cysts, pustules, cold sores, etc.
Blemishes can be displeasing and emotionally disturbing but most are not life-threatening and can be managed with certain over-the-counter drugs like topical creams or certain natural remedies.
There are several causes of blemishes on the face, ranging from:
- Sun exposure
- Clogged pores
- Improper diet
- Hygiene and constantly touching the face
- Hormonal changes
- Viral infection
- Wrong use of makeup
Having smooth and flawless skin (especially face) is desirable by most people and a lot of women can go as far as paying a large sum to have a flawless face. The following are tips to treat face blemishes:
1. Sun Protection
The use of accessories like sunglasses, sunscreens, hats, and caps to protect the face from ultraviolet rays(UVA and UVB) from the sun. As well as the use of body creams high in SPF(sun protection factor) like spf30,spf45 or spf55.
2. Good Personal Hygiene
Regular washing of the body can help remove excess oil, dirt, and bacteria from the skin. However, you have to stay within the limit as overdoing it could further irritate the skin.
3. Healthy Diet
Eating a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fibers. Such foods are antioxidants, high in vitamin C and E which keep the skin healthy and help to reduce inflammation which slows the aging process. Having a daily 5 portions of fruits and vegetables at the appropriate time can work wonders.
4. Natural Home Remedies
Like honey, aloe vera, lemon, tomato paste, jojoba oil, and apple cider vinegar. The aforementioned natural remedies can help to treat facial blemishes.
5. Over-The-Counter Products
Creams high in salicylic acid help to unclog pores, topical creams like hydrocortisone, oral antibiotics, and any other cream recommended by your dermatologist.