WHAT CAUSES BLEMISHED SKIN?
There are oil glands in our skin called sebaceous glands. These produce oil called sebum. Overactive sebaceous glands produce more sebum than the skin needs, which can lead to blemishes.
DO I HAVE A BLEMISHED SKIN?
A variety of factors can contribute to blemished skin, but more often than not it comes down to your unique genetic make-up. Your skin type is something you’re born with that’s unique to you. We’re all different and there isn’t a simple answer. We do know how blemishes usually form, which can help us address them. A blemish usually begins with blocked pores, which can be caused by increased sebum, the natural oil our skin produces.
TIP 1: OPEN YOUR PORES
Kick-start any skin-clearing routine with a warm shower to open your pores – this helps your products work more efficiently, making it easier to target clogged pores and remove impurities.
TIP 2: USE A SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR BLEMISHED SKIN
Your routine can help stop the pores getting blocked in the first place by removing the oiliness that may lead to blemishes.
1. Always remove make-up – try our gentle Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter or Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil.
2. Use a gentle cleanser – the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash and Tea Tree Foaming Cleanser are both good for oily skin.
3. Help mattify skin with the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner.
4. Target blemishes directly with our Tea Tree Oil.
5. During the day, moisturise with Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion and in the evening manage blemishes overnight with the Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask.
6. Once or twice a week, add in the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Clay Mask for added blemish battling.
TIP 3: BE PREPARED
Stay armed for a skincare emergency by carrying a bottle of our bestselling Tea Tree Oil around with you. Infused with the oil from 15,000 tea tree leaves, skin imperfections don’t stand a chance. You should also stash a Tea Tree Targeted Gel and Tea Tree Facial Wipes in your handbag or gym bag for emergencies.
TIP 4: USE A FOUNDATION FOR BLEMISHED SKIN
It’s tempting to conceal blemishes with a heavy foundation, but this can clog your pores and cause breakouts. Choose a base that looks good and works for your skin type. Our tea-tree-enriched Matte Clay Foundation is a long-wearing, super-light and breathable foundation that promotes clearer-looking skin.
TIP 5: KEEP YOUR PILLOWCASE CLEAN
Be sure to change your pillowcase regularly. Dead skin cells and lipids from skin and hair can build up and encourage bacteria to grow – this means bad news for blemish-prone skin!
TIP 6: BATTLE BLEMISHES OVERNIGHT
Great skin starts with a good night’s sleep. Skin cells renew while you sleep, so be sure to get those 6-8 hours in to allow plenty of time for rest and recovery. Oily skin tends to experience a peak in sebum at 3am – take back control and wake up to clearer-looking skin from day one with the help of our Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask.
THE BENEFITS OF TEA TREE
Tea tree has been used topically on skin for years – but what’s so special about it? Discover the benefits of tea tree here, and find out why we use it in our bestselling skincare range.