The Oxford dictionary defines blemish as ‘a small mark or flaw which spoils the appearance of something.’ Well, for those of us who have suffered it, it is much more than that. Sometimes blemishes spoil our plans for that big party, sometimes they stick to our face through the entire summer… sometimes we try creams and masks to get rid of them, on others they just suck away our confidence. Be it pimples, red patches, pigmentation, or blackheads — it is always difficult to hide them. You must be wondering — how can I get rid of blemishes fast?
Let us help you with that today, and bring you these tips and tricks to conceal blemishes permanently.
Tips to Conceal Blemishes
These tips don’t work to hide blemishes permanently. They are temporary relief, and mostly done with makeup.
The Ice Therapy
This one works on pimples, acne, redness of acne, and even fresh acne scars sometimes. The theory behind this is simple — cold compress reduces swelling, inflammation, and skin irritation. It also constricts the pores, hence helping the pimples hide more effectively. Take an ice cube, wrap it in a soft washcloth, and rub it gently all over the affected area. Make sure your face is completely bare. You will see the redness go down and pimples look less swollen.
Apply any skincare product or makeup only after this to get the best results.
Layer your Makeup
To make your pimples or blemishes invisible, use layers in your makeup and blend them well. If your blemish is red or ruddy, then take a yellow color corrector and tone down the redness. And vice versa. If you want the makeup to last longer and blemishes to stay hidden all day then you should use an oil-free powder to set all layers in place.
Switch to Mineral Foundation
Liquid foundations are not as good at hiding blemishes as mineral foundations. Also, mineral foundations don’t cake up on your face, even if you apply more. They don’t have oils, fragrances, and parabens, so they are gentle on your blemish-affected skin too.
Pat your Makeup
This tip goes a long way, not only in hiding blemishes but also in caring for your acne-prone or sensitive skin. Rubbing a makeup product like foundation or concealer is not good for your skin. Instead, use a sponge applicator to gently pat it on the affected area. This looks more natural, hides the blemish effectively, and doesn’t spread the oils and bacteria all over.
Conceal and Highlight!
If you have a big blemish that may cast a shadow under it then use a concealer to highlight the area that is shadowed. This is intricate work, but once you do it right and set it with powder, you are good to go.
Turn your Blemish into a Beauty Mark
Well, didn’t they say when life gives you lemons turn them into lemonade? You can do the same with your blemishes, especially if it is a single mark. Use an eyebrow pencil or liner stick to fill it in, and voila! You have an attractive beauty mark that nobody knows is a pimple underneath.
How Can I Get Rid of Blemishes Fast?
If you want to now go onto some permanent solutions to blemish control, then here are a few. Mind you — blemishes don’t disappear overnight. They take their time to heal. But there are a few tricks that may help you fast-track the process.
To get rid of blemishes, you need to make sure that the blemish marks and the skin around them are clean and fresh all the time. Excess oils attract dust, dirt, and bacteria. So make sure to keep your cleansing frequency high.
Another part of cleansing is exfoliating. This is not needed every day, but try to exfoliate every couple of days — maybe 2-3 times a week. Exfoliating removes dead and damaged skin cells, pulls out any stubborn impurities, and helps your skin rejuvenate its new cells. New cells mean the old cells of your blemishes get cast away!
However: be aware, don’t scrub too hard. Exfoliating harshly may add to your woes with redness, skin irritation, and more blemishes.
Savarnas Mantra® Natural Rose Cleanser
A cleanser that strikes the perfect balance between cleaning dirt and regenerating lost skin cells, this one is good for excess oils too. The added Rose Hip Seed Oil nourishes the skin, helps maintain moisture balance, and smells refreshing.
You can never skip moisturizing. Blemishes like pimples and acne may point towards oily skin, so choose a non-comedogenic moisturizer that does not clog your pores. Also, ensure that the moisturizer isn’t too heavy and gets absorbed quickly into your skin. This helps in keeping your skin hydrated, healthy, hence reproducing new cells nicely. Old acne scars are also best faded with regular use of moisturizers and texture-correcting serums.
If your blemishes are aging marks, sunspots, and wrinkles, then moisturizing with a heavy moisturizer is a must. Choose a moisturizer that also helps with improving fine lines and wrinkles, and contains ingredients that help collagen production — like Vitamin E, C, and retinoids.
Savarnas Mantra® Natural Ultimate Nourishing Hyaluronic Moisturizer
The fact that this moisturizer is lightweight and quick-absorbing makes it great for blemish and acne-prone skin. The product doesn’t way heavy on your skin, while nourishing it well with the richness of hyaluronic acid. This ultra-hydrating moisturizer also has the goodness of Squalane for deep moisturization.
And, it also helps with fine lines and wrinkles!
Blemish Treatments and Curative Agents
There are a number of creams, serums, spot treatments, and gels to help cure blemishes. These topical agents are mostly overnight applications and help fade the blemish scars. The most common ingredients found in these agents are glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and Benzoyl peroxide as they help control oil and bacteria on the skin while fading blemish scars.
Savarnas Mantra® Natural Blemish Treatment
Our natural blemish treatment is here to help you achieve clear and uniform skin tone. This cream is effective in controlling the melanin production of the skin, and it also helps remove dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and zapping pimples. It also reduces inflammation and irritation, while drying and unclogging your pores.
Ways to Prevent More Blemishes
- Take regular face steams to soften your skin, open pores, and scrub away the dirt.
- Take long and warm showers before using your cleanser.
- Don’t pop or scratch your pimples. They are bound to leave scarring that way, and also spread the oil and bacteria to healthy surrounding skin, leading to more breakouts.
- Eat healthy and wholesome foods, with meals that include lots of fruits, vegetables, and lean meats.
- Exercise regularly, keep your body healthy and active.
- Avoid stress.
- Up your water intake to keep hydrated.
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Or at least reduce your intake of both.
- Quit smoking.
- Sleep well.
- Don’t keep touching your face, and make sure when you do, your hands are clean.
So here’s to blemish-free and clear skin, the kind that you have dreamt to achieve. It doesn’t matter if you adopt temporary ways or permanent solutions to hide your blemishes, be consistent in working with them and make sure you use the best and most gentle products. As for products with amazing natural ingredients for your skin, you will always find them here at Savarnas Mantra!