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Four surprising causes of spots and acne

July 12, 2012 by Works with Water

There are so many different factors that can cause your skin to break out. We have rounded up four surprising causes of spots:


  1. Mobile phones: Pressing your cheek and chin against your phone causes pimple-producing oils to collect. Those oils, as well as acne-causing bacteria, build up along with any bacteria already on your mobile.
  2. Travelling: The change in climate, water and food may have an effect on your skin. In addition, if you travel by plane, your skin is exposed to a low humid environment, which can cause your skin to secrete extra oil
  3. Hair styling products:  Hair products are thick and oily, which can block our pores and cause spots, especially when we are sleeping as it is then that our hair touches our skin for a considerable amount of time
  4. Hard Water: The problem with hard water is that its high mineral content prevents it from properly reacting with soap and, instead of triggering a lather, it creates a soapy layer on the skin. This not only clogs pores, but also irritates the skin, making it itchy, flaky and dry

And of course, in addition to addressing the possible acne contributing factors mentioned above, why not try our skin products ‘help: clear skin’ and ‘help: revitalise my skin’ to help boost your complexion from the inside out?


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