Natural oils secreted by the skin’s sebaceous glands can cause acne and blemishes on the skin, which is generally the result of hormonal changes experienced during puberty. But blemishes aren’t purely reserved for teenagers and can appear way after this stage of your life. We provided some of the main factors that can cause blemishes:
- A poor diet: A diet of fatty foods, a lot of alcohol, and dairy can lead to acne or blemishes on the skin. The extra fats and oils in food and drink like this can contribute to clogged pores, which can then lead to blemishes and acne.
- Too much sun: Overexposure to the sun and its UV rays (which is actually a type of radiation) can cause lasting harm to your skin, discoloration and photoaging. Whenever you’re planning on spending a long period of time under direct sunlight, make sure to wear sun cream on warm summer days, both at home and abroad
- Clogged pores: The body naturally produces an oil called sebum, designed to retain moisture. However, if there’s too much of sitting on top of the skin, especially on the face, it can lead to clogged pores.