What is Blemished Skin & How Can it Be Treated?

What is Blemished Skin & How Can it Be Treated?

Reveal a clearer complexion and texture by effectively caring for blemish-prone skin.

At Susanne Kaufmann, we encourage you to take a holistic approach, alongside a targeted skincare routine, as a preventive measure and ultimately support your overall skin health.

Wondering how to effectively care for blemished skin? Discover our expert tips to treat acne, age spots, hyperpigmentation and more.

What Causes Skin Blemishes?

A term used to describe a mark on the skin, blemishes can refer to acne (e.g. blackheads, whiteheads, cysts and spots) or signs of hyperpigmentation (e.g. age/sunspots and redness). And just as types of blemishes vary, so do the causes. To understand how to treat your blemish concerns effectively, we recommend looking at the whole picture:

Skin Type

Due to blocked pores created by the overproduction of oil from the sebaceous glands, those with oily or combination skin are more susceptible to acne-related blemishes.

Unhealthy Diet

A low water intake and a high intake of processed foods can cause the body to suffer from inflammation and accelerate existing skin issues.

Hormones

Periods and acne go hand-in-hand. Due to the hormonal imbalances in your cycle, your skin produces increased oil, leading to the appearance of spots.

Sun Exposure

Regularly exposing your skin to UV rays has a detrimental effect. Blemishes like age spots, characterised by flat brown markings, can typically appear from a prolonged time in the sun.

Exposure to Chemicals

Using harsh, chemical-laden products strip your skin of the essential nutrients needed to maintain a healthy, blemish-free appearance.

Medical Side Effects

Certain types of medication may not agree with your skin, leading to sudden breakouts or hyperpigmentation.

Please note: We always recommend consulting with a medical professional if you experience drastic changes in your skin.

How to Prevent Blemished Skin

In the words of our Founder, Susanne: “Prevention is key”. From your choice of skincare to diet, we encourage a holistic approach to address the factors that form blemishes in the first place.

Natural Skincare

Feed the skin with natural, skin-loving ingredients. Using gentle, natural skincare will maintain optimal skin health and keep you blemish-free from top to toe.

For a powerful anti-blemish treatment, apply our Purifying Serum. The hyaluronic acid-infused formula controls sebum production, to prevent and keep acne under control. Enriched with linden flower for its healing effects, this serum also relieves discomfort from inflammation.

Need instant results before a big event? Treat your skin to a blackhead removal mask. Formulated with mineral-rich white clay, our Purifying Clay Mask is highly effective in unclogging congested skin. Apply, relax for 15 minutes, and rinse off to draw out impurities to help prevent blemishes from appearing.

Healthy Diet

To care for the outside, we believe you should care for the inside. Whether in the form of water or Susanne’s go-to detox juices, regular hydration will maintain glowing, unblemished skin, together with a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Hygiene

When it comes to skin health, practising good hygiene is essential. Changing your pillowcase weekly and washing makeup brushes will prevent the bacteria build-up that can cause spots.

Sleep

A good night's sleep does wonders for the skin. Getting 6-8 hours of sleep each night will allow the skin to stabilise hormone levels, reducing anxiety or stress-related blemishes.

Removing Makeup

Easy to do, but easy to forget. Remember to remove makeup at night so the skin can breathe and renew itself while you sleep.

How to Treat Blemish Prone Skin

If you are experiencing ongoing blemishes or breakouts, we encourage a tailored routine to treat the skin most effectively.

Face Care

Daily cleansing is crucial for blemish-prone skin. Powered by Alpine willowherb, our Purifying Cleansing Gel offers a clarifying, antibacterial cure for the face. For an intensive, double-cleansing effect, we recommend using the Purifying Cleansing Gel and Soothing Cleansing Milk together. Working efficiently with our gel-based cleanser to lift impurities, this vitamin E-rich milk also minimises redness – ideal for marks or scars.

Next, tone – the last step for an effective cleanse. Designed to balance and clarify the skin, our Purifying Toner harnesses a masterwort extract to allow the skin to repair itself, uncovering a smoother complexion.

Finish your routine with our Moisturising Day Fluid and Night Cream to re-balance your skin. This powerful pairing features nourishing plant oils, including tomato, to lock in moisture while maintaining clear skin throughout the day.

Body Care

Blemishes are not just contained to the face, so it is important to give your body the same level of attention. Our Refining Scalp & Body Scrub provides whole-body care by using natural exfoliants, including apricot seed powder, to buff away impurities and help unclog pores. Perfect for your post-exercise care, the scrub is ideal for treating back acne (or 'bacne') caused by sweat.

Once exfoliated, rinse away and shower with our Hair & Body Wash. This multi-purpose cleanser uses a skin-restoring silk protein to promote cell turnover for a healthier, clearer, and most importantly, more confident look.

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Purifying Cleansing Gel

A purifying cleansing gel to refresh and balance the skin and gently wash away dirt and make-up without drying. The perfect first step in your daily skincare routine. The 250ml size bottle is refillable.

This product was previously known as Cleansing Gel.

Gentle skin cleanser

Perfect for combination skin with breakouts

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Purifying Cleansing Gel

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Soothing Cleansing Milk

Gentle skin cleanser

Removes eye make up

Does not dry out your skin

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Soothing Cleansing Milk

Soothing Cleansing Milk

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Purifying Toner

A refreshing toner to clarify and balance the skin, leaving it evenly toned and soft. It is particularly suitable for combination and oily skin.

This product was previously known as Tonic clarifying.

Balances your skin's pH level

Refines pores

Prepares skin perfectly for nourishing products

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Moisturising Day Fluid

A lightweight, hydrating moisturiser developed to care for normal and combination skin with an innovative blend of botanical ingredients. The perfect way to help keep skin clear and in balance.

This product was previously known as Face Fluid Line F.

Moisturising

Helps refine large pores

Perfect make up base

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Moisturising Night Cream

A powerful skin-balancing night cream developed to gently hydrate and unify, refining the look of pores for a clearer, mattified complexion. Ideal for normal and combination skin.

This product was previously known as Regeneration Cream Line F.

Regenerative

Balancing

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Refining Scalp & Body Scrub
This multi-use, oil-based scrub provides rich exfoliation to the scalp and skin. A blend of natural exfoliants and hydrating plant oils improve skin texture and encourage scalp health for more luminous skin and hair.

Supports the skin barrier

Gentle exfoliation

Promotes scalp health

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Refining Scalp & Body Scrub

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Hair & Body Wash

A gentle daily body cleanser, shampoo and conditioner-in-one, developed to effectively remove dirt and impurities without drying. Skin and hair are left feeling soft and supple. Our Hair & Body Wash is refillable.

This product was previously known as Shower/Shampoo.

pH neutral

Stops skin and hair from drying out

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Hair & Body Wash Refill - 250ml
Reducing carbon emissions, our refill bottles are the most sustainable way to enjoy our best-selling Hair & Body Wash. Each refill uses less plastic and can be recycled after use, helping to reduce packaging waste.

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Made from 75% recycled plastic

Reduces your carbon footprint

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