The Importance of Knowledge

What are blemishes, and how can you get rid of them?

One of my friends said to her blemishes are things on your skin that you don't want there. She would point to her beautiful sexy freckles, and beauty mark. But it's more than that, I think. Let's see what the doctors describe as a blemish. According to "A blemish is any type of mark, spot, discoloration, or flaw that appears on the skin. It is a broad term that refers to any type of skin mark.  And there are numerous types of blemishes. Who would have thunk it?! Let's count the ways blemishes can say hello to your skin.


First and foremost: Acne- no need of a detail description on what that is. 

Solution:  when it comes to Acne medications, there are many that can eliminate pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads. Although you may have to experiment in order to find the best one that's suits you. If you have tried many over the counter products without any success, your dermatologist could be your best option.


Papules, those come in the shape of chickenpox rashes, dermatitis, eczema and even pimples can also sometimes referred to as papules.


Nodules. No, it's a not a planet from Star Wars, although it might as well be, given how complicated they can be. Do you remember when you were little, at least one of your friends would have a wart on his or her hand. Well, skin tags and warts fall under the examples of what nodules are.​



Then, we have hyperpigmentation such as liver spots, and we know how those come about. When the skin has been exposed to the sun, these tiny, dark spots can form on any area of the body.  Although they’re most common in more matured skin, but they can also occur in younger people.



Pustules, those are pus-filled bumps. Whiteheads and chickenpox blisters are some types of pustules. Scabies and rosacea are other skin conditions that might cause pustules to form.



Ingrown hair?! Yes, apparently, this is a type of blemish due to the fact that after waxing, shaving or whatnot, the hair gets trapped into the skin and caused a bump to form. Sometimes the ingrown hairs can also turn into large, fluid-filled ingrown hair cysts. I have seen it happened on people. And they can cause great discomfort and painful to the touch.

Solution: If you have blemishes caused by ingrown hairs, you can try cleaning it yourself or have your dermatologist clean the area, freeing the hair and eliminating the blemish.


Birthmarks, those can sometime be permanent, unless one takes drastic measure to change that. They can occur either at birth or afterward. They vary in appearance, size, shape, and color. 



Melasma, I honestly didn't know what that was until I looked it up. Apparently it is common during pregnancy. It’s a brownish patch that can be caused by the sun exposure and hormonal changes.



Cysts, those are non-cancerous, annoying nonetheless because it's still on your skin and something must be done about it. They are often round and usually contain a fluid like substance and may appear as bumps of varying sizes on or under the skin. Below are different types of cysts:

Epidermoid Cysts

Ganglion Cysts

Sebaceous cysts


There you have it beauties! Those are some of the blemishes that can occupy the skin.

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