It can be a stressful time when you, or your son or daughter has spots which is why we’ve put together some information and tips for you, as well as some product recommendations.
Firstly – which is perhaps great news for some - Spots aren’t caused by eating chocolate – in fact there’s no evidence to show that skin blemishes occur as a result of anything we eat. Neither is it true that wearing make-up or not washing frequently enough causes spots, in fact too much cleansing can actually make things worse by removing the protective oils in the skin.
Why do we get spots?
Those tell-tale bumps on the surface of your skin are actually there due to an excess of sebum, or oil, commonly brought about as a result of hormonal changes. The sebum can block the hair follicles, and when dead skin cells enter the mix, spots, both whiteheads and blackheads are formed. Testosterone is a well-known hormonal culprit behind the spots we get during puberty, which is why teens and young people under the age of 30 account for around 80% of all acne sufferers. Stress also makes us more prone to getting spots. So that’s why we always seem to get the worst spot ever before that important first date or interview!
Get into good habits to prevent a break out
Washing daily with a mild cleanser, and using an oil-free moisturiser will help prevent pores from becoming clogged and spots from forming. The NEUTROGENA’s VISIBLY CLEAR® range has everything you need to help prevent a break out. The Pore & Shine Daily Scrub can help address the problem of large visible pores, using an exfoliating action and ingredients that cleanse deep down to refine skin and reduce shine, effectively removing 77% of excess sebum*. Using the NEUTROGENA® Pore & Shine Daily Wash helps de-clog pores, leaving skin clean while pesky blackheads can be kept at bay with the NEUTROGENA VISIBLY CLEAR® Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub. It contains oil-dissolving agents that reduce sebum and can help keep blackheads away for up to 3 weeks at a time**.
Banish blemishes quickly with targeted products
It’s hard to resist but when you get a spot try not to squeeze it since it can lead to inflammation or even scarring later on. Try the NEUTROGENA VISIBLY CLEAR® Pink Grapefruit range to help combat blemishes since these products are clinically proven to help reduce and prevent spots and blemishes. Using a patented MICROCLEAR® technology they get to work in three ways to help get skin blemish-free. First the microbeads break through to dissolve sebum, then help clear spots with its antibacterial action. Finally Salicylic acid is boosted deep into pores. The Daily Scrub helps clear blocked pores, while the MICROCLEAR ® moisturizer is oil-free, leaving skin feeling smooth and hydrated. All this with an added bonus - they smell great too!
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*Sebumeter measurement immediately after application, average value on 20 subjects.
**twice daily application, 41 subjects
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