I have made no secret that I have less than perfect skin. I seem to go through phases of my life in which my skin is somewhat clear with only the odd under the skin blemish to full out breakouts that are considered adult acne. It isn't fun but in the grand scheme of things there are far more pressing problems. On the plus side I have found a great selection of products for problem skin that do more than calm a blemish.
Vichy Normaderm Night Detox Moisturiser £13.15 via Escentual
Certain products require countless applications throughout the day, great if you have the time not so much if you have a job or I don't know a life! Vichy Normaderm Night Detox Moisturiser is great for oily, blemish prone skin because not only does it work but it does so while you are sleeping. It has been designed to help those whose skin produces too much sebum over night, which of course can lead to blemishes and greasiness.By reducing excess oil it can help prevent blemishes from ever arising as well as giving the illusion of tightened pores and a more even skin texture. It does so without drying out the skin too. The texture is light and more akin to a lotion than a night cream. On the skin to feels light, silky, cooling and hydrating yet not heavy in the slightest. I am not currently using this as my skin is veering on the dry side but I did rely on it throughout the late Summer and can happily say it works. I also found that along with balancing my skin overnight Vichy Normaderm Night Detox Moisturiser helped to heal existing blemishes. Although marketed as a moisturiser it is not overly hydrating, I would recommend approaching this as you would a face serum.
Up until a few years ago I would have winced at the thought of putting a facial oil any where near my complexion - it was firmly drilled into me that oil is the enemy. Not so, in fact a skin oil could be the solution to your skin woes. There are several great skin oils out there but as this post is aimed at healing and repairing the skin I am going to recommend Trilogy Rosehip Antioxidant Facial Oil. Not only does this hydrate, brighten the skin but it also protects against premature ageing and environmental damage. Oddly I find that when applied to new blemishes (ideally less than a week old) it helps prevent said problem from scarring. A little goes a long way; drier skins can use this as when they please as the extra hydration would be beneficial, those with oily skin may want to save this for night time use - perhaps in place of a night cream.
Blemishes scar, especially if like myself you can't leave them alone. I know it is a gross and totally uncalled habit but hey ho. If you don't fancy a facial oil for whatever reason or perhaps have older scarring (again ideally under a year old) then you may want to invest in Heal Gel Intensive. Yes it is pricey but not only does this help with scarring to the point that it has complete faded several scars of mine but it speeds up the whole healing process. If you as much as feel a blemish appearing you can apply this silky serum right to the area to encourage the blemish to surface (eww I know) and of course vanish quicker.
Hopefully if you have blemish prone skin at least one of the above products will come in some way useful for you.