Help your skin handle the change in weather
Has your normally flawless skin started misbehaving? Don’t worry, it’s not uncommon, especially with a change in weather as a new season begins. Skin specialist Jodie King from Skin Clinic Blyss shares her tips for understanding, preventing and treating your top bad skin concerns.
Known as milia, these raised white spots are commonly found around the nose, cheeks and eyelids. They occur when keratin becomes trapped underneath the skin.
Treatment: Using exfoliating products containing retinols and AHAs will help prevent more milia from developing.
Hyperpigmentation is caused by excess melanin production in the skin’s upper layers, normally as a result of sun exposure or hormones.
Treatment: Prevent it by using a quality sunscreen. In-salon and home care options range from lasers to peels and topical treatments.
Flushing can be caused by conditions such as dermatitis and rosacea.
Treatment: See an expert for an accurate diagnosis. Dermatitis may require a mild hydrocortisone cream. If it’s rosacea, you might need in-salon laser or IPL treatments, as well as skin care products containing niacinamide.
These painful, deep acne lesions are the result of overproduction of sebum and clogged pores. Blind pimples may appear due to hormonal changes, bacteria infection or build-up of dead skin cells.
Treatment: Don’t pick! Instead use a cleanser and spot treatment containing salicylic acid or tea tree oil to exfoliate the skin and target the inflammation.
Overly sensitive skin
Skin may suddenly become uncomfortable or itchy due to environmental conditions, allergies or from being very dry.
Treatment: To keep skin nourished without irritating, use hydrating products free from fragrance and alcohol.
Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.