Advice on blemished skin
Why do blemishes occur?
When skin is out of balance, the glands in the subcutis produce more oil than is necessary. At the same time, there is increased cornification of the excretory duct shared by the hair and sebaceous glands.
This cornified skin and oil form a plug known as a blackhead (comedo). If it opens, it oxidises and turns black.
If it stays closed, germs can multiply and irritate the tissue of the dermis. First, a red nodule develops (a spot), then a pustule with a yellow head.
Individual care for individual needs.
Even blemished skin cannot be pigeonholed as a single “type”. Skin is in a constant state of change depending on the day, location, season and phase of life. The Dr. Hauschka concept takes these individual, changing needs into account and addresses all skin conditions. We have developed at-home skin care regimes for your face and body that are carefully tailored to different skin conditions.
Nasturtium helps tone and soothe blemished skin.
Anthyllis works its magic by gently revitalizing the skin, leaving it looking balanced and healthy, no matter its condition.
Witch hazel helps tone and refine the skin. Its astringent properties help invigorate the skin, offering it needed support.
In terms of skin care, calendula is particularly helpful for soothing sensitive skin, even that prone to redness.
What causes blemished skin?
We accept spots and blemishes as part of being a teenager. But when we reach adulthood, we realise that the end of puberty does not automatically mean the beginning of a clear complexion. One in every four women aged 25 to 45 has blemishes. This can be the result of a predisposition or an unhealthy lifestyle. But skin impurities can also be caused by mental and physical stress, medication or climate changes. They can emerge in times of hormonal imbalance, i.e. during pregnancy or the menopause.
It’s also worth considering your skin care routine. Are you using the right products for your skin? Products that are not suitable for your skin condition may encourage the development of blemishes, spots and blackheads.
Our botanical experts in clear skin.
Rhythmised extracts from medicinal plants are at the core of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care. They act as stimuli, encouraging your skin’s natural abilities precisely when and where it is in need of support.