How to reduce and relieve blemishes and redness.
Irritated, itchy and inflamed skin can cause havoc to anyone’s day. If you suffer from acne, blemishes or facial redness, it can easily make you feel self conscious. Whether it’s due to stress, hormones, over exposure to the sun or a heavy spicy meal, we’ve gathered a few select products that are specifically targeted for these skin concerns.
Spots don’t care if you’re a teenager or well into your thirties/forties, they can flare up at any time. no!no!’s Skin Care Blemish Reducer is a painless way to help control acne. It uses light and heat energy to penetrate spots at their core, so it destroys bacteria and soothes inflammation. Recommended for mild to moderate acne, you just zap each individual pimple - no more than twice a session, twice a day.
Don’t be alarmed by this intriguing set of bullet shaped test tubes. Dr. Sebagh’s Breakout Crème Boxset is filled full of Dr.Sebagh’s expert skincare knowledge with soothing calamine, zinc and anti-bacterial powder to combat the most stubborn acne and blemishes. It’s designed for oily and acne prone skin, so it’ll nourish your skin without aggravating it.
Another witch doctor? This one is Dr. Hauschka. Their Intensive Treatment 01 (for under 25’s) and Instensive Treatment 02 (for over 25’s) sprays have a cool refreshing feel - a welcome feeling when your skin is playing up. They’ll also refine pores and reduce inflammation to improve skin’s appearance. The Cleansing Cream is also great as it cleanses deeply yet gently.
Left red faced?
Darphin’s Intral Redness Relief Soothing Serum is so wonderfully gentle yet effective. The calming ingredients like chamomile, peony and hawthorn instantly soothe irritated skin, so you’ll feel your complexion is softer with a natural glow. Use with Darphin’s Intral range to eliminate purities and calm an irritated complexion.
A good skincare regime is vital, but a little bit of make-up will help to disguise stubborn imperfections and might help you feel a bit more positive. Clinique’s Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup is designed to conceal blemishes while preventing new ones, by controlling oils in the skin and neutralising redness. Its extra soothing ingredients gives it a comfy weightless feel so you don’t feel like you’re wearing heavy make-up.
bareMinerals foundation looks like any other powder, but use it with a brush (don’t forget to regularly wash your make-up brushes) and dab onto your skin in circular motions to see it quickly transform into a lightweight cover. You’d think it would be too airy and light to cover marks and imperfections, but it does, surprisingly. The pure crushed minerals also means that it doesn’t irritate sensitive skin.
After you’ve cleansed, purified and treated your blemishes. You’ll need some clever camouflaging. Dr. Hauschka’s Pure Care Cover Stick is a concealer that comes complete with an antibacterial formula, as well as tea tree and calendula to both disguise and treat the blemish.
The finishing touch
Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage compact is to be used over foundation. With 2 shades, you custom blend it to cover dark circles and minor imperfections. Because of the high level of pigment and easy to blend versatility you need very little product for a natural luminous finish.