What causes spots and blemishes?

 

Blemishes are caused when our bodies over-produce our natural oil called sebum. When this oil combines with dead skin cells, this contributes to the appearance of blocked pores, blackheads and blemishes due to an increase in harmful bacteria. This is why it’s recommended that you cleanse the skin twice a day, to keep the skin clean and pores free from bacteria, excess oil and pollution. There are other factors that cause blemishes to appear too, such as periods of stress, medication, or hormonal changes. There are preventative measures you can take to avoid spots and blackheads from forming, as well as treatments to target those that have already formed.