When you look up the definition of blemish, it is a small mark or flaw which spoils the appearance of something. Despite how harsh this statement sounds, it’s even worse that people have used this to describe the imperfections on our skin. We are pressured by society to be perfect even though no one truly is and words like blemish, a flaw, are often associated with our faces. However, to many of us, these blemishes relate to our self esteem and appearance, therefore it is no wonder we are constantly on the lookout for ways and products that can help reduce or hide these blemishes.
Bare Minerals has a product called Blemish Remedy which in my opinion, does a great job in covering spots and dark circles. I got a sample from the Bare Minerals counter and decided to give it a go after reading many positive reviews about it. I've also included a few home remedies on how to reduce blemishes which you can try out in the comfort of your own home.
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As I have mentioned before, my skin is really dry, so you can understand how I was worried that it might dry up my skin even more but to my surprise, it didn’t. However, it doesn’t conceal as well as a concealer would, and you’d probably have to use it alongside a foundation or concealer, but it does help in making the blemishes less noticeable. You only need to apply a small amount of powder on your face but I shall warn you though, it can be pretty pricey as for £12.75, you only get 1g which lasts about 6 weeks (with a usage of 3 times a week).
As for the smell, I can't smell it that much but there has been a conversation about it smelling a little funny, probably because of the ingredients used in the product, but I have been told that this cannot be smelled by others when it’s used on one’s face, and if it works then why not right? Not only can you see immediate results, but there is an improvement in the long run as well.
If you think it works for you and are looking to match it with a foundation or concealer, Bare Minerals now have a few products under the Blemish Remedy collection. Check out the collection here.
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You can get the Bare Minerals Blemish Remedy here for £12.75.
Have you used this product before? If yes, then what are your thoughts on it? And if not, do you have an alternative product that you would recommend? Check out my recommended option on which body butter / moisturizer works for dry skin here.
Below are a few options for reducing blemishes the natural way. Needless to say, this has to be done consistently and it is unlikely to see immediate results; natural products always take time.
1. Lemon Juice
Apply lemon juice onto your face and leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing. It might feel a little itchy, depending on your skin type but it has such a fresh feeling after rinsing!
2. Banana Peel
Rub the inside of a banana peel on affected area and leave it on for about 10-15 minutes. Do this 3 times a day. This is the hardest approach for me as consistency is key and I kept missing my "banana peel appointments" as I'm quite forgetful. Also, I don't eat that many bananas in a day! You can use the same banana peel but they turn black after a while and I just feel like that takes away a lot of the nutrients in it.
Using a Q-tip, dab a bit of honey and apply onto blemishes for 10 minutes before washing off with a facial cleanser. Do this 3 times a week.
This worked well on my skin as somehow, my face felt like it had more moisture as well.
To have more solutions and a more in-depth detail on why these ingredients work, read here.