Blemished skin Expert Advice

Blemished skin often starts in adolescence and disappears in adulthood. However, it can continue into the thirties or beyond. It can be an embarrassing problem that causes self-consciousness. Skin blemishes occur when the hair follicles become blocked and inflamed, resulting in either whiteheads or blackheads.

Blackheads occur when excess oil becomes trapped in pores, solidifies and oxidises, producing the black colour associated with blackheads.

Whiteheads (typically “spots” or “pimples”) occur when pores are blocked with oil or impurities, which then become infected with bacteria that causes inflammation. 

Blackheads and whiteheads do heal which is why it is important not to pick the skin, however tempting it might be. Blemished skin occurs as a result of the follicle (pore) wall rupturing, which leads to inflammation and an outbreak of blemishes.



Cosmetics - can block pores, such as certain foundations and moisturisers.

Excess oil

Excess oil - is often caused by hormonal imbalance, invariably triggered by puberty and pregnancy.

Overloading your body with toxins

Overloading your body with toxins - such as caffeine, alcohol and tobacco causes blemishes, as does eating an unhealthy diet which does not contain essential nutrients. 

Stress and anxiety

Stress and anxiety - can increase hormone production, which in turn increases oil (sebum) production.

Lack of

Lack of fresh air, lack of sunshine and not enough sleep or exercise - also contribute to the occurrence of blemishes.

Picking Spots

Picking Spots – can rupture follicle walls, which causes inflammation and an outbreak of whiteheads, leading to blemished skin.

My Body Temple offers a range of 100% natural skin care products that specifically target breakouts and minimise/eliminate blemished skin, spots and blemishes. They are rich in antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients, along with natural exfoliants and other deeply nutritious ingredients which do not block pores.

My Body Temple cleansers, toners, face washes, body creams and moisturisers are enriched with natural ingredients that target blemished skin.

When used regularly, My Body Temple’s natural products rebalance the pH of the skin, remove excess oil, hydrate, soothe, freshen and clear the complexion. Suitable for women, men and teenagers. 


Face Wash - Oatmeal and Peppermint Face Wash

Toner - Rose Floral Water Spritz

Serum - Anti-ageing and Repair Serum

Moisturiser - Palmarosa and Rosehip Cream

Mask - Green Tea Face Mask (use three times a week)