What to know about facial skin blemishes

Blemishes are common.

But some may not even be noticeable, said Liane Lappen, director of the cosmetic surgery center at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

If your skin is looking dull or it’s not looking as clear as you want it to be, your skin may be sensitive, Lappens said.

If it’s dark or dark spots on your face, it may be due to an allergy, she said.

Blots on your skin can be a sign of more serious problems, like scarring.

Lappeens recommends that you see your dermatologist and ask if you should have your nose or chin removed.

If you don’t get that, it could be a problem with other facial skin issues.

You can also look into the following factors that may affect your chances of getting blemish or irritation: age and gender, race and ethnicity, body shape, body size and build, and hair color.

“I see more blemished skin on older people, especially younger girls,” said Dr. David Buehner, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic.

He said older women tend to have more facial skin problems, and some research suggests that their skin may actually be more sensitive.

“If your skin doesn’t appear to be as it should be, you need to check with your doctor or dermatologist to see if there’s anything else that might be wrong with your skin,” he said.

“This is an indication that it may not be a true problem.”

Lappening also recommends that women with dark skin look in a mirror and ask to see more of their face.

“Sometimes we find darker skin may have a different cause,” she said, like a chemical imbalance in the body.

You might be at risk for blemishing if you: have a high-pitched voice or blemishment in your eyes.

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