Peau à imperfections
What are the characteristics of the blemished skin?
- Sebum overproduction
- Clogged pores and acne
- Lesions and imperfections
Blemished skin is a condition characterized by uneven skin structure and a tendency to develop comedones, pimples and acne. In this condition, the skin is oily and glowing because the sebaceous glands produce more sebum and the result is often clogged pores. Once a pore becomes clogged, it traps skin oil inside. Bacteria grows in this oil and can cause an inflammatory response in the skin.
Blemished skin is most commonly a condition associated with the oily skin type and is prone to acne. Acne lesions can be small and hardly noticeable, appearing as a small whitehead or blackhead, or looking red with a white/yellow center.
While some types of acne – linked to hormonal disbalance – are clinical conditions, blemishes that appear as a result of clogged pores are a cosmetic condition and can be addressed with a proper skincare routine.
Reasons for blemished skin can be associated with the diet, some medications, stress, smoking, and inappropriate skin care (like soap-containing cleansers and skincare products based entirely on oils).
Treatment: The aim is to reduce the sebum production by properly cleansing and moisturizing the skin and to reduce the risk of clogged pores. Potent antioxidants are recommended as with the oily skin to prevent skin lipids from oxidation.
Cleansing: It is very important to use dedicated products for oily and acne-prone skin that are not harsh but capable of unclogging the pores and removing the excess sebum.
Moisturization: Use specially formulated moisturizers with low or no oil content that can lock moisture into the skin without making it greasy.
Important: If you have this skin condition, avoid oils or use only low oil products. The blemished skin has an abundance of fats that predispose it to oxidation. The fatty acids in the oils are prooxidants and can only exacerbate the problem.