What causes spots?
5 reasons you could be getting pimples
Changes to hormones
Use of harsh skin care products
The science behind spots
Most people suffer from some pimples at some stage in their life and it's extremely common among people in their teenage years. This can range from the odd monthly face spot to more serious acne.
Small hair follicles are located in the skin, each with a sebaceous gland attached to it. These glands are responsible for secreting an oil known as sebum to prevent the skin and hair from drying out. Pimples develop when the skin's sebaceous oil glands become clogged and inflamed. This tends to happen around what's known as the T-zone, which refers to the area surrounding the forehead, nose and chin. This is a key contributor to developing face spots.
HOW TO PREVENT SPOTS AND TREAT THEM
5 ways to prevent spots
Avoid touching your face
Pay attention to your hair
Don’t forget to exercise
Watch your diet
Avoid makeup during a breakout
Don’t forget to cleanse in the morning!
How to treat face spots
A good daily skin care routine is a huge part of any treatment for blemish prone skin and will help prevent any new pimples from forming. Make sure you are cleansing twice a day to rid the pores of any dirt, grime and pollution. Each of these plays a pivotal role in forming face spots, and cleansing them will help in preventing spots. If you find yourself travelling frequently, try using NIVEA Daily Essentials Gentle Exfoliating Scrub to deeply cleanse and refine your skin.
An antibacterial moisturiser like NIVEA Control Shine Day Care provides your skin with 24 hour moisture and simultaneously reduces shine. Additionally, the formula with magnolia extract fights blemishes and helps prevent spots.
Choose your moisturiser wisely
5 tips for maintaining clear skin
- Make sure you're drinking enough water to keep your skin hydrated,. Hydrated skin is paramount in spot prevention.
- Try to use warm water rather than hot water for cleansing.
- Gently pat your skin dry with a towel instead of rubbing it.
- Take some time to relax and unwind - stress might make your skin condition worse.
- Regularly wash your pillowcases to prevent the spread of bacteria which cause face spots.