Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Preventspots
Prevent Spots: A Few Easy TipsSpots are caused by a build-up of sebum in the pores of your skin. Your skin needssome sebum (an oily substance) for lubrication but if the sebum blocks the pore, it willform a whitehead or a blackhead. When bacteria builds up on the skin and causes aninfection in the pore, a red spot filled with pus can soon develop. Everyone gets a spotsometimes but there are easy ways to prevent spots and to stop them from developinginto widespread acne.Keep your face clean but do not wash excessively and do not use harsh chemicalsoaps. Gentle facial cleansers that are specifically created for oily or acne-prone skinare the best options. Soap can dry your skin too much and cause irritation. Many naturalbeauty lines produce anti-acne cleansers and facial washes that can help to keep spotsaway without causing irritation. It can be a good idea to use a gently exfoliating facialscrub or body scrub every now and then, but not too often.If you notice a spot forming on your face, it is very tempting to squeeze and to pick it.However, this is the worst thing you can do. Squeezing a spot can cause it to becomeinfected. If you keep picking your spots, the infection can spread around the originalarea. Squeezing your spots can also lead to so-called acne scarring.Avoid greasy and oily makeup on your face. If you are prone to spots, try to avoid usingany heavy beauty products. Many people try to hide their spots with layers of makeupbut this can actually make the situation worse. Sunlight can be helpful for some skintypes as long as you make sure to avoid sunburn. Fresh air is important for preventingacne and pollution can make acne worse.