How to Target Blemishes Caused by Acne?

Acne is the #1 skin condition in Canada. And yet, rare are the times when imperfections such as pimples, blackheads and whiteheads are welcome on our face. Luckily, there are ways to prevent and treat blemishes. 

From targeted treatments to Accutane to chemical exfoliation, there are plenty of options for getting rid of pimples. Here's your 101 guide to targeting blemishes.

A Targeted Treatment for Blemishes

Although it is impossible to make a pimple disappear in the snap of a finger, some products provide immediate action on acne. This is the case with Omy Laboratoires' 360 Spot Clearing Gel, a targeted treatment concentrated with 40% effective ingredients that blurs the appearance of imperfections from the first application.

Its exfoliating trio of AHA, BHA and PHA in its formula targets imperfections from all angles. Its formula enriched with soothing, moisturizing and repairing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5 and glycerin soothes the targeted area.

This localized treatment is non-drying thanks to its alcohol-free formula and its minty scent provides a soothing and refreshing effect on the skin.

Your Routine to Target Acne

La mousse nettoyante active au BHA de Omy Laboratoires sur un fond blanc.
1. Cleanser

Opt for a BHA cleanser to unclog pores and prevent blemishes from appearing.

2. Personalized cream

Customize your face cream by adding ingredients known to target acne and sebum production.

Le Gel ciblé imperfection 360 de Omy Laboratoire placé à la verticale, sur un fond blanc.
3. Localized treatment

Add a spot clearing gel to your routine to target your acne and quickly fade the appearance of your blemishes.

Le Gel ciblé imperfection 360 de Omy Laboratoire placé à la verticale, sur un fond blanc.

The best ingredients to target acne

To treat acne, look for a product that combines multiple ingredients to target blemishes from all angles. The 360 Spot Clearing Gel unclogs, soothes and rebalances imperfections.

Chemical exfoliation with glycolic acid (AHA), salicylic acid (BHA) and gluconolactone (PHA) is ideal for unclogging congested pores associated with acne. This exfoliating trio is found in the Spot Clearing Gel. 

To soothe and promote the healing of pimples, opt for soothing and hydrating ingredients such as vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid found in Omy's Spot Gel. 

Other well-known ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, retinol and niacinamide can also help reduce acne.

The "don'ts" with blemishes

When it comes to blemishes, there are several “don’ts” to avoid making the situation worse:

Don't pop your pimples

Avoid popping your pimples, as this can lead to infection, prolong healing time, and leave scars. Instead, use a spot clearing gel to fade the appearance of blemishes quickly.

Don't skip moisturizer

Even if you have oily skin, using a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer can help maintain your skin's health.

Don't neglect sun protection

Use sunscreen daily to protect your skin from UV damage.

In short, many options are available to you to get rid of your pimples. For fast and effective results, opt for a local treatment such as the 360 Spot Clearing Gel to see the appearance of your imperfections fade from the first application. When in doubt, contact our skin experts for a free phone consultation or video consultation.

  • What causes acne?

    Acne is a common skin condition that manifests as the formation of blemishes, blackheads, whiteheads, papules and pustules on the skin. It mainly occurs on the face, back, chest and shoulders.

    Acne is caused by the clogging of pores by sebum and dead skin cells, creating an environment for the growth of C. acnes bacteria. It is influenced by a combination of factors, including:

    • Hormonal changes

    • Genetics

    • Stress 

    • Life habits

    • Cosmetics

  • Blemishes

  • Blackheads

  • Whiteheads

  • Papules

  • Pustules 

  • Cysts

Acne can be treated with over-the-counter skincare when it's mild. Ingredients such as salicylic acid, retinol and benzoyl peroxide can help control this skin condition. In the case of severe acne, we recommend that you consult a dermatologist to establish a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Hormonal acne is mainly triggered by hormonal fluctuations in the body, particularly an increase in androgen hormones like testosterone. Hormonal acne is often more common at certain stages of life, such as puberty, menstrual cycles, pregnancy, and menopause.

To get rid of pimples on your back, regularly use a salicylic acid-based BHA cleanser to unclog pores and prevent acne on your back.

Popping pimples can lead to infection, prolong healing time, and leave scars. It is preferable to use a spot treatment to target imperfections quickly.

Chemical exfoliation can help fade the appearance of acne scars, also known as residual marks.