To have clear, glowing skin is everyone's dream but in reality, not everyone is blessed with pimple or acne free skin. Blemish is a casual term used for any kind of irregularity on the skin & it can range from blackheads to acne marks. Blemishes are universal, everyone would have had them at least once in their lifetime. But these blemishes aren't very desirable so how do we handle them?
What are Blemishes?
Simply put, any discolouration on your skin qualifies to be called a blemish. These blemishes can form anywhere in your body but are mostly seen in acne-prone areas like your face, back, chest, shoulders or areas in the body with hair follicles and open pores. No, your moles are not blemishes, so do read on to discover most of what falls under the scope of blemish.
Types of Blemishes
Blemishes come in many shapes, sizes and colours, just like us humans. The most common blemishes observed are the scars that are left by acne, others include:
- Blackheads: These are open pores on the skin that are filled with excess oil and dead skin cells turn black by oxidation due to exposure to oxygen, these are easily found on the tip of your nose. Blackheads are thereby quite easy to identify due to its distinct nature.
- Whiteheads: These are very similar to blackheads, with open pores filled with excess oil and dead skin cells but these pores eventually close. Whiteheads tend to turn into pimples if untreated, something that is quite common on skin, especially the facial area.
- Age spots: Also called “liver spots” or sun spots are small, dark areas on the skin, usually on areas exposed to the sun. Often seen in the population over the age of 50.
- Rashes: These are basically inflammatory reactions, abnormal changes in skin colour and texture are common signs of rashes. It can be due to various reasons such as infection, heat, allergy etc. Skin rash is something that shouldn’t be ignored, especially during its early stages.
- Melasma spots: Also known as the “mask of pregnancy”, these are dark, discoloured, symmetrical patches on your skin. Melasma spots are commonly seen in women.
- Acne: a condition that needs no introduction, a very common skin condition that causes bumps and pimples on the face, forehead, chest etc. caused due to a variety of reasons like genetics, hormones, and diet are few of them. Acne scars on skin, especially those on the face are a common occurrence of a blemish to the skin. Many a times blemishes are left behind on the skin post acne treatment.
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Proven Ingredients for Reducing Blemishes: Effective Handling of Skin Blemishes
- Tranexamic Acid: Coming from an amino acid called Lysine, it can alter the ways cells can produce melanin, the pigment that gives your skin its colour. It works by interrupting the pathway that leads to an uneven skin tone. This acid not only helps with discolouration but also in strengthening your skin barrier. The best part is it can be used by all skin types.
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- Azelaic Acid: Used to clear bumps, and lesions, azelaic acid helps in killing the acne-causing bacteria, Acne vulgaris. This can also be used to correct discolouration and treat hyperpigmentation of the skin by inhibiting the enzyme tyrosinase which is needed for the production of melanin.
- Kojic Acid: Sourced from mushrooms and other types of fungi also from the fermentation of rice and soy, Kojic acid is a skin brightener used for glowing skin. Follows the mechanism of inhibiting an enzyme necessary in the production of melanin while helping in the fading of existing dark spots and discolouration. As a bonus, it has certain antioxidant characteristics too,
- Niacinamide: A form of vitamin B3 and the best ally for your skin. Helps in maintaining a strong and healthy skin barrier, is anti-inflammatory, helps with acne scar treatment, combats hyperpigmentation and even smoothens fine lines and wrinkles with regular use. wow.
- Cywhite: The superstar skin care ingredient. Harvested from the marine Rainbow algae, cywhite controls the production of melanin production as well as activates the breakdown of melanosomes, cells where melanin is stored. Cywhite is proved for -90% melanin synthesis. And evens the skin tone within the first week, leaving you with luminous and glowing skin.
These are some great ingredients for making your blemishes vanish to get that ideal glowing skin. Overall, you can either use these products separately or in a product that has all these ingredients in it for better and faster results.
ThriveCo Radiance Serum is a multitasking, radiance-boosting serum crafted to unveil transparent, luminous skin, free from hyperpigmentation in all its forms. It dramatically reduces a broad array of stubborn skin discoloration, including melasma, dark spots, acne blemishes, and age spots. It features a radiance complex powered by Tranexamic Acid, Azelaic Acid, Kojic Acid, and Niacinamide to inhibit melanin production while diffusing existing marks and spots. The addition of CyWhite significantly decreases the amount of melanin in the epidermis. The easy-to-apply serum formulation, housed in a dark coloured bottle, is effective and stable.
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