Whether you’re prone to occasional breakouts or everlasting flare-ups, the key to keeping blemishes at bay is understanding how they are formed in the first place.
So, what exactly are blemishes? Simply put, a blemish is a clogged pore caused by three circumstances: excess sebum, the build-up of dead skins cells and the accumulation of acne-causing bacteria, propionibacterium (P. acnes). In theory, getting rid of just one of these circumstances should help to treat blemish-prone skin. But the best treatment comes from targeting all three.