Don’t we all wish for a smooth, glowing and clear skin? But alas, not every one of us is blessed with such good genes. If there is one thing which make your good mood spiral downwards, it is definitely spotting a blemish on your beautiful face. Not only do these blemishes affect your overall appearance, for some people it can have a deeper impact in terms of having a negative impact psychologically as well. Though blemishes are a part and parcel of our daily lives, for some people it can pose as an even more serious threat.

So what exactly are these blemishes?

What Are Blemishes?

Blemishes is a broader term used for any kind of mark on your skin. There are different types of blemishes that can develop on your face such as, whiteheads, blackheads, age spot, pustule, post-acne mark, skin discoloration or any other kind of mark.

A majority of these blemishes pose a threat only to our appearance, however, in some cases, they are an indicator of various underlying issues. It is common for every individual to deal with blemishes on face at least once in their lifetime. You can find these blemishes developing on any part of your body, but you will majorly find them on your face, upper arms, back or chest. In fact, any part of the body which as open pores or hair follicles is prone to developing blemishes.

Many people tend to ignore these blemishes, thinking that it would disappear on its own. But not many realize that when you leave the blemishes without treating it, it can develop into a more serious form of skin condition.

In simple terms, you can define blemishes as any kind of skin imperfections.

How Do Blemishes Form?

In most of the cases, blemishes usually form when the pores on your skin get clogged or blocked because of the excess production of the sebum oil. This is a natural oil that our skin produces. The increase in the production of sebum oil can occur due to various reasons such as the presence of male testosterone (which is present in females as well). Any kind of increase or sensitivity towards this testosterone can increase the production of this oil.

When this excess oil appears on this skin, it blocks all the pores as there is accumulation of dead skin cells along with the oil. All of this results in the development of blackheads or whiteheads.

Since the blocked pores are airtight, they form the perfect breeding ground for the bacteria…

Also read about blackhead pimple popping.

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