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Somersets Guide: How to avoid spots and blemishes

Follow Somersets guide to avoiding spots and blemishes

You’ve got a special event coming up and you want to make an impression. Then suddenly, there they are... spots make an appearance at the worst possible time. Somersets’ skincare regime helps prevent breakouts and we’ve even thrown in some extra tips to keep your skin healthy and glowing.

This may come as a surprise, but men’s skin is more delicate than women’s. It’s generally oilier so that makes it more susceptible to spots and blemishes. This can be aggravated by regular shaving which destroys the hydrolipidic film that maintains the skin’s balance. Our Somersets men’s shaving and skincare range is specially formulated with these differences in mind.

By using Somersets and following the suggestions below, you will help improve and maintain the condition of your skin.

1: Exfoliate
Unless you live in a pristine pollutant-free idyll, (and if you do, please tell us where it is), dirt and grime are all around. Soap and water alone just don’t cut it. Somersets Detoxifying Face Scrub with Jojoba beads gently cleans away the stuff that builds up and blocks pores – regular use just once or twice a week will improve your complexion as well as preparing your skin for shaving.

2: Cleanse
Use Somersets Refreshing Face Wash twice a day and before you shave. Not only will it get your skin squeaky clean, but it’ll help prepare your face and stubble for a really close shave.

3: Natural shaving
You don’t need us to tell you that shaving sensitises the skin so it’s really important to use the right product for you. All our range contain only natural ingredients with none of the harsh chemicals that can be found in some traditional shaving products. We also suggest it is best to avoid foam if you’re prone to skin problems. Try our clear no-foam Somersets Extra Sensitive Shaving Oil or our friction-free Extra Sensitive Shaving Gel as they won’t irritate. 

All Somersets products are made from 100% natural ingredients

4: Moisturise
This is really important and not just because it leaves your skin supple and helps calm any irritation. After shaving you’re more vulnerable to sunburn so Somersets Replenishing Moisturiser contains sunscreens to help protect against damaging UVA and UVB rays. 

5: Eat right
You don’t have to cut out all the foods you really love – after all we all want to enjoy life. It’s simply about getting the balance right. Too much fatty and processed foods unbalances your metabolism and can have a negative effect on your skin’s condition. We all know about eating at least ‘five a day’ portions of fruit and vegetables to help maintain at better balanced diet. Also consider increasing the amount of water you drink whilst consuming less coffee, alcohol and processed meals – try eating a “rainbow” of vegetables and fruit each day. Your skin will thank you.

Eating a good variety of fresh vegetables and fruit can help your complexion

6: Exercise
Our lives are more sedentary than at any time in history and that not only means putting on weight, it can also affect our mood and general wellbeing. As the largest organ of the body our skin benefits as much as our muscle tone when we spend more time moving and less time on the sofa. So climb up that flight of stairs instead of taking the elevator, walk to the shops, play with the kids – and by getting outside for at least 10-15 minutes each day you help your body naturally produce vitamin D, essential for healthy bones.

Regular exercise will help improve your skin’s condition

Somersets’s can help improve the look and feel of your skin