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Spot Zappers

Spot Zappers

The very sight of a new blemish has women searching for a cover-up. A better approach, however, is to make sure spots never show up-or at least, never grow very big-in the first place. Whether pimples are a daily battle for any one of you, or a once-in-a-while occurrence, over-the-counter help is available.

The four major factors and one minor one that contribute to the formation of blemishes.Hormonal activity
Overproduction of oil by the oil gland
Irregular or excessive shedding of dead skin cells, both on the surface of skin and inside the pore

Buildup of bacteria in the pore Less likely to cause problems but still a problem for some is:

Irritation or sensitizing reactions to cosmetics, specific foods (rarely), or medicines

Easy spot treatments

Do not pick at your spots – you can cause nasty scars! If you positively cannot leave a blackhead or whitehead alone, try placing a clean forefinger on each side of the clogged pore and spread the skin taut. Often, you’ll find the stuff in the pore pops out on its own.

For mild to moderate acne and occasional blemishes, over-the-counter products are effective. Benzoyl peroxide is the best spot-stopper around. It unblocks pores, dries up excess sebum, exfoliates the area, and kills the bacteria that cause pimples. Sulphur has long been used in spot medications-either alone, or with benzoyl peroxide-to dry excess sebum, lightly exfoliate the area, and kill bacteria before it can cause a pimple.

If you have problems with spots, your doctor may prescribe a topical antibiotic, Retin-A, or azelaic acid, Which is a grain-derivative that unblock pores, exfoliates, and kills bacteria.

Salicylic acid (also known as beta hydroxy acid) is a popular ingredient in spot creams and is found in some cleansers, astringents, and masks. A relative of aspirin, it works by penetrating pores to loosen impacted sebum and dirt, which cause blackheads and can lead to whitehead and cystic pimples.

Recipes for Home Blemish Treatments

For oral consumption

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