Pimples appear when pores get clogged with oil and dead skin cells, causing bacteria to grow. But what exactly makes oil go into overdrive?
Androgens are hormones that make the skin produce more oil. Bodies usually produce more of these hormones during – you guessed it – the teenage years, and a few days before a menstrual period.
If you already have acne, laying off dairy and refined carbs might be a good idea. Milk contains hormones that trigger oil production while refined carbs like white bread, pasta and chips promote inflammation – making your spots worse.
Your beauty routine
Have you washed your make-up brushes? Checked if your cosmetics are oil-based? To keep your skin clear, make sure you wash your brushes once a week and only use make-up that is oil-free and non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores. And don’t even think of going to bed with make-up on!
Got a parent, brother or sister with severe acne? Chances are genes could also be playing a part in your own struggle with spots.
Types of Acne
You might be having a breakout or just a single spot. But do you know exactly what kind of blemish you’re facing? Knowing what you’re up against is the first step to treating your acne.
Find the Right Acne Treatment
The type of acne medicine your skin requires depends on how often you get pimples. Find out which acne treatment is best for your skin.
Find some simple solutions that make any bad skin day better.