Banish the blemish

The important event is only days away, when suddenly you see it in the mirror. Red and swollen, a pimple in the making is on your forehead, front and centre. Don’t panic – we’ll teach you how to deal with it.

No one’s skin is perpetually flawless. Even celebrities get pimples, sometimes. There are various factors in play when it comes to the emergence of a blemish: hormonal changes might be involved, wrong choice of a facial cleanser or even some tricky diet ingredients. The best way to deal with the situation is to simply not let it happen.


Regular exfoliation plays a key role in avoiding outbreaks, as it gets rid of the dead cells and prevents the pores from clogging. Be sure to moisturize after you exfoliate – however, remember to choose products that meet the needs of your particular skin type. For example, oily skin doesn’t need heavy ingredients, whereas sensitive skin often requires special formulas.


The detrimental effects that extravagant amounts of sugar or carbohydrates can have on the skin are widely known, as are the consequences of overly spicy food. But have you heard that milk and dairy products may be ruinous for the complexion, too? To start with, ingesting milk makes our insulin levels rise, which in turn stimulates the migration of keratinocytes building up the cells of the epidermis, often resulting in clogged pores and outbreaks. The milk we consume also contains an ingredient that elevates the androgen levels – leading to increased secretion of sebum and, again, to acne. Keep that in mind when you prepare your next meal!


Did you get a pimple anyway? Not to worry, we have a solution for that as well. Love Nature’s purifying, mattifying Organic Tea Tree & Lime comes to the rescue! When you notice the first signs of an unseemly bump appearing on your face, be sure to reach for the Purifying Corrective Stick. Applied directly onto forming blemishes or later as needed, it helps reduce their visibility, neutralising the appearance of redness. Dermatologically tested and paraben free, it’s an excellent solution that will help you achieve a flawless complexion over time.


Words by: Photographs by: Oriflame