When you get a blemish, one of two things will generally occur.
1. If you never touch it, and you let Mother Nature run her course, the infection will stay under the skin and the body will eventually reabsorb it (particularly with acne cysts).
2. Within one to three days the infection will work its way to the surface resulting in a whitehead filled with puss, which is your body’s natural way of ridding itself of bacteria.
So knowing these two things, it is really important that before you jump and immediately start treating it that you determine what type of blemish it is.
If it is a hard bump under the skin: the blemish is what is known as an acne cyst. Mostly occurring in the chin and jaw areas, it is important to remember that cysts are like submarines; they are meant to stay under the skin. No matter what method you employ, it will never rise to the surface (this means no picking! Read: Are You Guilty of Picking at Your Skin?). Your best bet is to treat the cyst with Renée Rouleau Anti-Cyst Treatment, which will help dissolve the infection, while also preventing future ones…
If it is a blemish were the infection will surface with a yellowish whitehead: it is the more traditional zit or blemish. The best course of action is to not act the minute you feel it coming on, instead wait a day or two for the infection to appear on the surface. Waiting will allow you to effectively control the blemish without damaging the skin. Once the whitehead is truly visible, gently squeeze out the infection with your fingers, then apply a spot-drying treatment like our Night Time Spot Lotion, as it will work its way into the skin and eradicate any infection. IF you apply a drying treatment before the whitehead is on the surface, it will simply dry out the surface of the skin keeping the infection trapped underneath for longer.
If you’re unsure of the type of blemish it is, start treating the infection with the Anti-Cyst Treatment immediately, as this can prevent it from becoming a full-blown blemish. As with any skin care concern, it is crucially important to know what you are dealing with, so that you can take the best steps to better skin.
Then, once the blemish is healed and you’re left with a red, dark or purple mark, apply Post-Breakout Fading Gel to get the scar to go away faster.
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Posted March 2, 2011 by Renée Rouleau
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