Acne and pimples are often passed down in the genes, which means people whose parents had acne are more likely to suffer from it themselves.
Some medications can cause skin problems, like acne and spots flaring up. It’s best to speak to your doctor if you’re concerned.
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 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.
Even if you wash your hands very regularly, you’d be surprised at how many germs and bacteria they carry. These are easily transferred when you touch your face, which can encourage pimples to form.
Regular exercise is very beneficial for your skin, as it promotes blood circulation, supporting the oxygen supply in your skin cells. However, it’s important to remember to thoroughly wash your face after exercising with a suitable cleanser for acne.
A poor diet could be making pimple outbreaks worse, as the skin may be lacking in essential nutrients. Avoid unbalanced meals and ensure you’re eating enough fruit, vegetables and whole grains to help your skin have a healthy complexion.
Try to use makeup sparingly when your acne is flaring up and always ensure that any makeup you do wear is completely washed off before you go to bed.
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. If you find yourself travelling frequently, try using NIVEA Daily Essentials Gentle Exfoliating Scrub to deeply cleanse and refine your skin.An anti-bacterial moisturiser like NIVEA Control Shine Day Care provides your skin with 24 hours moisture and simultaneously reduces shine. Additionally the formula with magnolia extract fights and helps prevents blemishes.