- Acne bacterium (known as Propionibacterium acnes) lives on everyone’s skin, usually causing no problems, but in those prone to acne, the build-up of oil creates an ideal environment in which these bacteria can multiply. This triggers inflammation and the formation of red or pus-filled spots.
- Hormonal changes during puberty, menstrual periods and pregnancy.
- Greasy or oily cosmetics
It is important to take action to control acne as soon as it appears to avoid permanent scarring. Try not to pick or squeeze your spots as this usually aggravates them and may cause scarring. Remove make-up and cleanse your skin with a mild gentle Sulfate-free cleanser and water. Avoid scrubbing the skin as this will cause further irritation. Use products that are Oil-free or water-based.