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If you are subjected to breakouts, pimples, spots and redness, you may find yourself wondering what causes acne. The answer isn’t necessarily straightforward, particularly when we take hormones, age, and lifestyle into account. We’ve compiled a list of the more common factors that may cause acne. Helping you take the first step in understanding the potential everyday causes of skin blemishes. Allowing it to be targeted at the source.

Touching Your Face

We do this countless times all day long, often without even realising. But as we progress through the day our hands come into contact with more dirt, germs and bacteria. Your face too quickly becomes one of the most unclean parts of your body.  This bacterial build-up can easily contribute to acne. It is a common cause of spots and pimples circulating around your jawline.  Keep those hands in check. Wash them as regularly as you can. Wipe down your phone every few hours to avoid the spread of germs.

Stressful Situations

A little stress is unavoidable. Some even believe it is good for us as we perform better under pressure. This is due to an increase in hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, keeping us focussed and alert.  However, too much stress over a prolonged period of time can have a detrimental effect on your body and mind.  Stress can cause acne flare-ups and breakouts as over-production of cortisol (released to help your body cope with periods of tension and difficulty) causes your glands to produce more oil – which is a breeding ground for bacteria. This can lead to more inflamed, aggressive breakouts such as pus-filled pimples, as opposed to the usual whiteheads.

Although you may have found this to be true from past experience, it has been confirmed in a recent scientific study of students taking exams. The more stressed of which experienced raised hormonal levels, exacerbating the severity of acne.




A tell-tale sign for many women that they are at the start of their menstrual cycle is a breakout of blemishes. Whilst taking vitamin supplements such as Vitamin B-6 one week prior to cycle can help control hormonal imbalances. Experts argue it is also crucial to ingest skincare products with antibacterial ingredients to keep breakouts at bay. Our help: clear skin range is specially formulated with natural antimicrobial, antibacterial ingredients to treat the causes of acne at their source. Unlike spot treatments applied to the top layer of your skin, as it’s ingested help: clear skin targets the underlying causes of acne and helps get rid of spots from the inside out by reducing the bacteria your body produces.  Its inflammatory properties mean that the size of existing spots is reduced and blemishes heal more quickly.

Skincare Products

It may seem comically ironic, but when some ingredients in skincare products are introduced into your beauty regime this can cause an influx of unsightly blemishes. Some skincare products contain synthetic ingredients and paraben's which may not be a good fit for your skin.

How Nked Face products may help; Flawless Fix peel's help to exfoliate your skin, removing dead skin cells and excess oil buildup (resulting in spots). By using our products every 5-7 days (Flawless Fix Peel/Flawless Fix Complete Kit) you are helping your skin to remove these nasties that may not be removed by daily cleansing/exfoliating. Our products are 100% Crulty Free, vegan friendly & and paraben free.

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