5 solutions to treat your most common bad skin concerns

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.


White spots

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.

Try: Priori Advanced AHA Invigorating Face and Body Scrub with LCA Complex


Dark patches

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.

Try: The Jojoba Company Natural Pigmentation Oil


Red blotches

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.

Try: Ultraceuticals Ultra Red-Action Moisturiser


Blind pimples

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.

Try: The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Gel Stick


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.

Try: NIVEA Daily Essentials Sensitive Caring Micellar Water

If you want to know more about how to tackle the top skin concerns for your age - here's how to care for your skin in your 20s, 30s and 50s.

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