Skin Blemishes

Written by Serena Berger
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Skin blemishes can have many causes. There are also a number of symptoms and types of skin blemishes. Whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, acne, redness, flakes and rashes are all among the things which can keep your skin from looking its best. In some cases, you will need to see a dermatologist; in other cases, you can manage your skin care treatment yourself.

Skin blemishes such as whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples can all have relatively simple causes. An excess of oil produced by your own skin, unfavorable weather, stress, and clogged pores all lead to these common bothersome problems. Cleansing is the most important first step: making sure not to strip your skin's essential oils, while clearing pores thoroughly. You may also want to find a skin cream with a mild anti-inflammatory ingredient in it to minimize the redness which can surround these blemishes.

Potentially Serious Skin Blemishes

More serious skin blemishes can arise if you get an infection from a prior skin condition. In some cases, dry skin, especially severe dryness such as eczema, can cause breaks and cracks in the skin which can become infected. Typically these are the types of blemishes which require an antibiotic that only a doctor can prescribe; after beginning treatment with a doctor, however, you will have to be careful to use products which do not further aggravate dry skin conditions.

The relatively common condition of rosacea can also result in painful and unsightly blemishes. If you find that you are starting to look flushed for no apparent reason, you should seek help right away. Your skin care regimen, if handled properly, is likely to include cleansing, anti-inflammatory creams, and high quality foundation or concealers which do not irritate your skin while covering up redness and blemishes.

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