How to treat pesky skin imperfections
We all have those little imperfections on our skin that we’d rather not. Think acne scars from your teen years, that beauty spot you don’t love so much, or those dark under-eye circles that just won’t fade away.
These imperfections are part of what makes each of us different and can actually be quite beautiful, but sometimes they can affect our confidence. So, here are a few ways you can try to improve their appearance – no make-up required!
AGE SPOTS & PIGMENTATION
As you age, years and years of sun damage can show up on your skin in the form of brown spots and areas pigmentation. Over time, these spots can become darker and more prevalent, so if you want to keep them at bay, it’s best to tackle them quickly. A skin resurfacing and lightening serum is your go-to. It will gently exfoliate your skin, which will help to fade the spots while brightening and revitalising your skin for a luminous glow. Spots, be gone!
Although you can’t make pores permanently smaller, there are a few genius products that work to minimise their appearance. Your best bet is a blur cream, which essentially smooths over your pores to make them less visible to the naked eye. The other option is to opt for a pore tightening oil, which can help to temporarily constrict them.
DARK UNDER-EYE CIRCLES
Who hasn’t ever woken up with dark under-eye circles?! Thanks to sleeplessness or dehydration, blood can pool in the blood vessels and capillaries under your eyes, resulting in that panda-like appearance. Although dabbing on concealer or illuminator might help to hide them in the short term, it’s worth investing in a product that’s actually going to reduce the size of dark circles, while improving the overall appearance of the skin around your eyes.
Whether they only pop up during that time of the month or are always around, pimples can be a menace to deal with. Your best bet is to be prepared with blemish-busting products and apply them as soon as you feel one forming. Spot treatments are ideal for preventing blemishes and shortening their life span. Many of them contain ingredients that work to eliminate bacteria, or salicylic acid, which dries out blemishes quick smart.
If you ever squeeze pimples, stop! Pretty please. By poking and prodding, you’re basically asking the blemish to leave behind a legacy in the form of a scar. If you already have a few scars here and there, or some scarring due to more severe acne, the best way to fade them is with oils or serums containing vitamin C. Just make sure you apply it religiously each day and don’t expect to see results overnight - be patient!
Do you have skin imperfections? How do you improve their appearance or do you prefer to leave them be?