A blemish arises when skin becomes inflamed. The inflammation is a normal body response to foreign materials that clog up pores, to infections, and to other sources of irritation.
Unfortunately, this normal body function can be unsightly and embarrassing. Hopefully, the ten tips below will help you minimize and conceal blemishes.
1. Reduce Inflammation
Everyone can get pimples that can cause irritation and redness. The redness of a zit is an inflammatory response. In addition, the inflammation is characterized by swelling and pain.
If inflammation is the cause of blemishes, then it stands to reason that reducing inflammation will help to reduce the size and color of a blemish, thus making what remains easier to conceal.
For a long-term treatment, sulfur-based creams are a great solution for cutting inflammation. For a quicker fix, mix a light moisturizer with foundation and then apply makeup over top of that. This will conceal the blemish and reduce inflammation at the same time.
You can also use ice cube, soaked tea bags, or lemon juice to hide the redness until your skin heals. However, if you want to have a healthy skin, you should always stay hydrated. I drink 8 glasses of water each day to give my skin that plump, healthy feel and look. I also like to add some fruits and veggies to my water to make it more delicious. If you drink enough water each day, it will help your skin to return to its naturally clear and calm condition.