Spot some blemishes on your face? Well, you can blame the sun, but it’s not the only culprit. In this article, experts from The Pond’s Institute shed light on five other factors that can cause blemishes on your face.
1. Hormonal Changes
As you go through puberty, hormonal changes in the body can trigger pimples, this can result in blemishes and scars.
2. Mixing Perfume And Sunshine
Many perfumes contain photosensitizers that make your skin sensitive to the sun’s rays, and promote pigmentation. This condition is known as ‘Berloque Dermatitis’ and develops when your skin is exposed to perfume and then, to sunlight. It has been linked to bergamot oil, which unfortunately, is present in one out of every three perfumes in the world.
In a bustling metropolis, your skin is exposed to a lot more pollutants in the air. To reverse the damage wrought by pollution and aggressors going into your skin, your cells produce antioxidants and excess melanin. Melanin inside your skin leads to the formation of blemishes the outside of your skin.
Hence Pollution would play as an accomplice to sunlight in causing dark marks.
4. Itching To Scratch? Don’t
Suppress your instinct to scratch or pop pimples or insect bites. Doing so can irritate your skin, triggering defence mechanism that induces melanin production. Yes, scratching a mosquito bite can also turn into a blemish.
These blemishes usually fade in about three months. But if you expose them to the sun without protection, the healing period could lengthen to as long as two years.
5. Birth Control Pills
Birth control pills trigger hormones in your body that are responsible for hyperpigmentation, or the blemishes that appear on your skin.
Avoiding these five causes could reduce the appearance of blemishes on your face. But of course, that’s only half the battle won. How to get rid of the blemishes already on your face? Read more to find out.