Whether you suffer from occasional spots, regular breakouts, age spots or hyperpigmentation, blemishes on the skin are never a good look and we all get 'em. Blemishes are often caused by oil-clogged pores on the skin and although it's not totally avoidable the chances of getting regular blemishes can be reduced through a good skin care regime.
Simple, obvious things like not squeezing spots can lessen your chances of getting blemishes. Also wearing sunscreen come rain or shine can help to prevent age spots. Another way to keep skin clear and spots at bay is to keep hydrated as this keeps the skin healthy and replenished. It's also good to remember that your skin mirrors your internal well being, so look after yourself from the inside out.
And just in case you need a little extra help to completely rid yourself of blemishes we've put together the 10 best blemish busting products. (You can thank us later.)
1. Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel
This Clinique clearing gel is great for banishing blemishes. It’s filled with salicylic acid and sea whip extracts which is used to calm and soothe the skin. The gel works wonders in reducing redness and drying up acne, and it also helps prevent new blemishes from showing up on the skin.
Available from Clinique
2. Vichy Normaderm Night Detox
This night cream is designed to purify skin while you sleep. The lightweight, oil free formula tightens pores, evens complexion and although powerful it’s still suitable for sensitive skin.
Available from Escentual
3. Murad Blemish Clearing Solution
This works and it works quick. This powerful blemish clearing solution includes all the good stuff needed to stop blemishes at it's tracks. The salicylic acid and queen of meadow extract keeps pores clear of bacteria which cause blemishes. The tea tree oil purifies skin and prevents breakouts, while the vitamin blend soothes and heals inflamed skin.
Available from Murad
4. Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution.
This is the product you need to help give you youthful clear skin. The solution reduces the appearance of dark spots, discolourations amd hyperpigmentation and leaves the skin with a more even tone.
Available from Kiehl's
5. Burt’s Bees Anti-Blemish Purifying Daily Cleanser
Banish blemishes, naturally with Burt's Bees anti blemish cleanser. The cleanser helps to wash away blemish causing bacteria, excess oils and any other impurities on the skin. It’s dermatologist tested… so it really works.
Available from Burts Bees
6. Dermalogica C-12 Pure Bright Serum
You will be amazed by how much this product actually works. It’s great for getting rid of scars and any skin discolouration. It’s lightweight and gives a noticeable difference to the skin.
Available from Dermalogica
7. Aesop Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque
Great if you just want to dab on your blemish area, or as a mask for the whole face. The clay formula gets rid of impurities and help soothes troubled skin.
Available from Aesop
8. Shiseido Pureness Blemish Targeting Gel
This blemish gel works to minimise the appearance of blemishes and refreshes the skin. It gets rid of blemishes and prevents them from coming back. It’s gentle on the skin and can be used on all skin types and ages.
Available from Boots
9. St Ives Apricot Blemish Control Scrub
This deep cleansing formula lifts away dirt and oils on the skin that lead to blackheads and blemishes. It removes dull dead skin cells and leaves skin looking naturally beautiful.
Available from Superdrug
10. Lush Grease Lightening
This works as both a cure and a prevention. Use it when you first feel a spot to stop the infection from spreading. It's also great for warding off blemishes you may already have too. The aloe vera and thyme helps calm and reduce redness on the skin keeping it fresh, gorgeous and clear! We need this in our life.
Available from Lush