What are spots?
Blackheads vs whiteheads
What causes spots
face mapping - what do spots on different parts of the face mean?
- Spots on forehead: When we get spots below the hairline it could be due to two things; hair or diet. When sweat gets caught in your fringe or when residue from products used in your hair get on the skin they can block up your pores, causing spots. Spots on the forehead could also be a sign that you’re consuming too much red meat, saturated fats or alcohol.
- Spots on cheeks: This can also be down to too much consumption of red meat, sugar and dairy. Although, it could also be down to general hygiene. Our pillows and phones will carry a lot of bacteria and when we put these against our faces they can cause spots, so make sure to not take your phone to the bathroom and give it a wipe down with anti-bacterial wipes and change your pillows often.
- Spots on jawline: When we get spots on our jawline this could be down to congestion of the large intestine. Heavily processed foods such as ready meals, fast food and even biscuits could be causing you to get spots along your jawline.
- Spots on chin and spots around the mouth: These usually signal a hormonal change, when there is a disruption in your endocrine system, which produces hormones, this can cause the sebaceous glands to become overstimulated. This is why women in particular might notice more spots on their chin during their period, or if they are on certain types of birth control.
- Spots on t-zone: We tend to be most oily around our t-zone, which is especially the case with combination skin, this can cause more spots in this area. There have also been studies linking higher levels of stress and fatigue to spots in this area.
how to prevent spots
Avoid touching your face
Pay attention to your hair
How to get rid of spots
Firstly, when you wash your face try to use warm water to open your pores allowing your cleanser to wash away any impurities, however try not to use hot water as this can dry out the skin. We suggest using the NIVEA Daily Essentials refreshing cleansing cream for every day use and then exfoliating your face a couple times a week with the NIVEA 1 Minute Urban Detox Mask Purify a couple times a week for a deep cleanse and to exfoliate the skin. When you are drying your face make sure to pat the skin with a clean towel instead of rubbing it. Always finish with a moisturiser, the NIVEA Daily Essentials Light Moisturising Day Cream is the perfect choice as it gives you the moisture you need without being too heavy! Find out more on how to cleanse your face here.
To pop or not to pop - that is the question!
Don’t forget to cleanse in the morning!