Does it seem like you always get a blemish in the same spot? There is a reason for this…
The pore may be damaged so it keeps getting re-infected. This is especially common for those who pick. (hint, hint) Picking blemishes loosens the lining of the cell and that causes the clogged oil to go deeper into the skin and that creates an inflammatory reaction.
If you use a drying spot treatment (toothpaste and most over-the-counter spot treatments) this will only dry out the surface infection of the skin. The bacteria is still lurking underneath and will eventually come to the surface again.
Glycolic Acid is a great prevention (Glycolic Cleanser and Glycolic/Retinol Pads). For a blemish you have now and to properly get rid of it and kill the bacteria, try this…
Updated: October 2017
I always give my clients permission to extract their blemishes when they are READY. Trying to force anything out sooner can result in problems.
1. If you do it too soon, you can injure the skin and that can result in a scar.
2. If you put on a drying spot treatment after that, you are actually drying out the skin and not the infection because the infection hasn’t reached the surface yet.
3. 1-2 days later, when the infection is to the top, you can squeeze out the infection but you will also be peeling off dry skin. That usually causes a post-breakout red mark (temporary scar) that will linger for months and is worse than what is was originally!
It’s important to be patient when you get a blemish. It generally takes about 1-2 days after it first appears for the infection to come to the surface. It is then that you may attempt to get it out. Wrap your fingers with tissue and GENTLY squeeze (best to do after a shower). Do this only 2-3 times and stop. If it doesn’t come out, try again the next day. If it does, then you can apply a spot treatment (I love Skin Script Blemish Spot Treatment) to it because it will be able to get into the skin and kill any remaining infection. You can also apply the Blemish Spot Treatment when you first see the blemish. It’s strong and effective enough to get to the infection without damaging the skin on top.
I could talk for days about the products I use and recommend because I love them that much. When used correctly and consistently, my clients get results.
Le Mieux: Hands down…. Le Mieux has the most amazing serums.
TGF – AMAZING anti aging serum. This is my trick on set when prepping skin for makeup for people who have some lines, so that makeup doesn’t settle as much. Also, I love using it as a preventative around the eyes for people that are starting to see the beginning of fine lines.
Blemish Spot Treatment – OBSESSED doesn’t even begin to describe how much I love this product. It’s my crack and sometimes I basically use it as my moisturizer on days that my skin feel likes it’s going to need some help to keep the pimples at bay. It works great over and under makeup. It’s way better than any spot treatment you find at retail outlets, and I’ve tried them all. Please do yourself a favor and get this product. MUST HAVE!!
Glycolic Cleanser – It’s tingly and makes my skin feel squeaky clean. I use it at night twice a week to get that extra boost of cleanliness.
Blemish Pads (Clarifying Pads) – These pads are awesome! And if you rip them in half you get twice as much. My skin is SUPER oily, and these pads are a great degreaser. I definitely target areas that feels like there might be a breakout and do a double pass along those areas. Be careful not to overuse these because your skin can start getting dry.
Green Tea Cleanser – I like using this cleanser as a makeup remover since it’s pretty mild and takes care of the job.
-Grace, Makeup Artist
If you have a pimple and need a quick fix, this is it! I always put this on at the first sign on a pimple and it always goes away fast…sometimes by the next morning. It kills the bacteria without drying out the skin. And, a little goes a long way.
This blemish spot treatment rapidly dries each blemish and encourages healing.
Soothes skin irritation
Reduces inflammation and redness
Clarifies and heals breakouts
Assists in boosting hydrating levels
Limits pigmentation and scarring
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