Skin blemish as you get older? The perfect care for combating spots

Puberty ended a long time ago – at 30 and over, you really don’t want to be thinking about spots any more. And yet, many adults suffer from skin blemishes. We’ll show you how to get your skin problems under control.

How do we get blemished skin PAST 30?

Why do spots occur in adulthood? Blemished skin around your 30's is especially common if your skin felt rather oily in your younger years. In order for you to be able to care for your skin optimally these days, it’s important to know where the spots are coming from all of a sudden.

What happens to the skin?

There are various reasons for a skin blemish: genetic predisposition, stress and hormonal fluctuations or an unhealthy lifestyle stimulate the sebaceous glands and cause impurities in the skin.
The sebaceous glands are found in the dermis and are directly connected to hair shafts. If the sebaceous glands produce too much sebum, the hair shafts fill up and get blocked – and spots become noticeable. The skin’s natural acid mantle loses its balance with the over-production of sebum. Bacteria can penetrate into the skin. The pores become blocked and spots occur. At the same time, just like in teenagers, blackheads are caused by increased activity in the sebaceous glands and a cornification disorder. Find out more about blackheads and what you can do about them.

Reasons for spots later in life

This is often down to a genetic predisposition. But hormonal fluctuations caused by the pill or pregnancy, for example, may also be responsible for blemished skin at 30. Another possible cause is medications such as antidepressants or cortisone preparations.

Avoid making mistakes in your beauty regime!

Blemished skin at 30 requires a lot of attention. Women with combination skin or oily skin are especially affected by spots. But with the right care, these skin problems can be improved considerably.

Tailor your care to your skin type!

For clearer and fresher-looking skin, it’s best to use care products that are specially tailored to your skin type. For combination skin and oily skin, a gentle wash gel blemish remover is ideal for cleansing, such as Anti Blemish 3-in-1 cleanser from NIVEA. It removes excess oil without drying out the skin. You should also tone your skin with a facial toner. And, when choosing your care products, make sure they are not too aggressive and do not cleanse too strongly, as this will dry out your skin. The right anti blemish care products should not be too rich, but should have a moisturising effect, and they should provide the skin with soothing ingredients such as Anti-Blemish Day Cream from NIVEA. 
What’s more, the most important rule for impurities is the same for both adults and teenagers: keep your hands away from your face and have it cleansed by a professional beautician.

Find out more about spots and their causes.

The right cleansing care

You can get your problematic skin under control with a special cleansing and care routine tailored to your skin type.


Easier said than done: spots are extremely unpleasant and often cause us psychological stress. But pure skin is not always a question of your skin type and your care routine. The problem often lies under the skin. Sorrow, worries, and above all, stress, disrupt our skin’s natural balance.

Take some time out!

An important step towards clearer skin is reducing stress. Are you struggling to juggle your work and family life? With a few tricks, you can take some time for yourself: By going shopping only once a week, you can save both time and energy. Or, even better: have fresh fruit, vegetables and beverages delivered. 

  • Cook meals in large quantities and then divide them up and freeze them. This will save you time, and it means you can effortlessly conjure up a delicious meal later on. 
  • Work on your social skills: try to say no once in a while and learn how to discuss things clearly and set boundaries.
  • A varied diet is also important at work. Save yourself some time by preparing something at home and taking it with you. It’s sure to be healthier than fast food or ready meals during your lunch break.


Find out more about inner balance and how it affects your skin here.

Exercise for your skin!

Sport and a healthy diet will reduce stress and strengthen your immune system. And it’s also great for your skin.

Take care of your skin!

Natural remedies can help make your skin look healthy and radiant again. A medicinal clay mask has an anti-inflammatory effect and soothes blemished skin. 

  • To make one, you’ll need: 
    • 2 tbsp. medicinal clay from the chemist or the pharmacy 
    • 2 tbsp. lukewarm water 
Here’s how to do it:  

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl and stir the mixture well, until there are no more lumps visible. Then apply the mask to the skin on your face and on your upper chest area if necessary. The mask will have achieved its full effect after around 30 minutes. Afterwards, thoroughly rinse off your skin with lukewarm water.

Get some expert assistance

If you are suffering from blemished skin at 30, it’s important to also ask your dermatologist or beautician for advice. Treat yourself to some medical attention in your beauty salon and have your skin professionally cleansed. Fruit acid peels can improve the appearance of your skin after four to eight applications. 

Find out more about the skin condition of acne here.