Blemishes on your skin spoil your look, but they don’t have to be there. Many Malaysian adults have facial blemishes like acne marks, pigmentation marks and dark spots, often caused by oil-clogged pores or stress. There are ways to remove blemishes from your face and elsewhere on your body; here’s our specialist guide on seven ways to have blemish-free skin.
First off, it’s always better to prevent blemishes than have to try to cure them. Start by preventing blemishes from occurring in your facial regime by treating acne, blackheads and whiteheads as soon as they appear. To prevent long-term scarring, be careful not to pick spots that appear on your face, and also never forcibly extract blackheads or whiteheads. Leave it to the professionals or let Beverly Wilshire’s Nutritive Facial program take care of it.
A mild cleanser is necessary to wash your face daily, an important habit that’ll help you focus on any skin problems you might have (such as too much oil, dryness, blackheads and whiteheads). Don’t use harsh scrubs – they cause micro-abrasions and can worsen acne.
Too much sun exposure can irritate acne and cause blemishes, so to minimise damage from sunrays it’s best to apply sunscreen with at least SPF 15 on areas of the skin exposed to the sun whenever you go out.
Dehydration is usually the most common cause of acne because as oils harden in a dry environment, it could clog pores. So absence of moisture, habits of smoking, drinking coffee and alcohol adds up to internal dryness, therefore using facial products that gives us more moisture is the most direct way to fight dehydration. One of the best ways to hydrate is to use Beverly Wilshire’s Overnight Skin Balancing Hydrating Mask.
Changing your eating habits may improve your skin and diminish blemishes altogether, so avoid fast foods, processed foods, microwavable foods, red meat, sugary drinks, dairy products and alcoholic drinks. Integrate foods that are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, selenium, magnesium, beta carotene, green tea, vitamin C and E; as all these are acne fighting foods that can give you clearer skin.
There’s a reason it’s called beauty sleep – your body can’t survive and function without it. Your hormones, metabolism, stress and even acne are dependent and affected by how much sleep you get. Research shows that skin cell regeneration is most effective at night, doubling up between 11pm and 4am where collagen production is boosted and cell damage is rectified. So get more of it to do your body good.
Exercise can bring many benefits besides making your body look great. It can improve blemishes on the skin, as your body sweats to clean out the pores in your skin. So hit the gym or the park and sweat it out. Other available options If your skin blemishes still persist after trying everything we advise you to consult a skin physician or a dermatologist to treat them. There are many aesthetic procedures available, such as Fotona QX Max or Mesobotox to target acne troubles; Lumenis IPL, Revlite Laser or Renewing Peel to address pigmentation skin. Beverly Wilshire offers many more options customised to suit your skin problems, so contact us to achieve that beautiful, glowing, blemish-free face.