Blemishes are often reported to cause feelings of discomfort and even embarrassment which goes hand in hand with low self-esteem. But what are blemishes and what causes them?
Blemishes, pimples, spots, blackheads, whiteheads and zits develop when our skin's pores become clogged with dead skin cells and 'sebum'- the oil that is naturally produced by our skin.
Sebum combined with shedding skin cells lining hair follicles, block pores and create an environment that is ideal for bacteria to multiply. Eventually this leads to inflammation and becomes visible as blemishes.
It's not only teenagers who suffer from blemishes, adult men and women can experience blemishes too.
Research has shown that changes in hormones (e.g. during puberty or pregnancy) and genetic heritage are the underlying reason why some people have more troubles with blemishes than others.
If you suffer from blemishes you can learn about our tips on how to prevent blemishes from occurring.