Why You’re Having Breakouts (Acne, Pimples, etc) and How to Stop It

Do you almost hate yourself right now because acne breakouts have taken over your body and robbed you of your self-esteem and social life?

Are you also wondering why acne has decided to choose you (or is it the other way round)?

Then you’re at the right place…

I will be showing you the reasons you keep having breakouts on your skin, in form of acne, or pimples, blackheads and whiteheads, and even acne scars or black spots.

More importantly however, you’ll be learning how to prevent your skin from breaking out further.

Let’s roll!

What is Acne and What Causes It?

Many reasons have been given over the years for why people have acne, most of which are either lies or myths.

Before we go into what causes acne, let’s talk about what exactly acne is.

Acne is an irritable breakout of the skin that leads to lesions or swellings or spots on the skin.

The Webster Dictionary calls it “a disorder of the skin caused by an inflammation of the skin glands and hair follicles“. And the dictionary goes further to say it is marked by pimples especially on the face.

Acne is actually a process, not a sudden occurrence.

Let me break it down for you in a very simple way.

Firstly, there’s a gland in your skin called sebaceous gland.

Its job is to produce an oily substance, called sebum, which is meant to protect your skin and keep it moisturized.

This sebum comes out to the skin through your skin pores – same channel through which your hair follicle produces hair.

Secondly, the skin normally sheds dead skin cells while new ones grow.

These two are normal functions of the body, and they keep your skin fresh.

But here’s where the problem comes:

Sometimes, your sebaceous glands are triggered to overproduce oil. Then your hair follicles get blocked from the excess oil, so the said oil cannot leave the pores.

Your skin pore then gets clogged, dead skin cells also get trapped too, and then bacteria (called P. acnes) grows inside the hair follicles.

This is how your skin breaks out and you develop acne – and its related symptoms: pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and then later the scars or dark/black spots that come from acne (especially if you popped or peeled it).

As you can see, the process isn’t something you control or can control directly, so what you should focus on more is the triggers. That is, activities or objects or habits that trigger your skin to produce those excess oil that gets your pores clogged and lead to breakouts.

Identify these triggers and work at avoiding them.

That is the simple way to prevent acne – okay maybe not that simple, but that’s just the way.

So let’s talk about some common acne triggers.

Things Giving You Acne

  1. Heredity

Well, it’s been found that you can inherit acne from your parents, just like you’d inherit their looks.

If one or both of your parents had breakouts, especially at puberty, you’re most likely to have it too.

That’s crazy yea? But it’s just the (sad) truth.

  1. Beauty Products

You can’t go a day without your makeup? Those beauty products might actually be costing you your real beauty.

Ironic, yea?

But it’s true: the ingredients of most beauty products, especially your makeup and moisturizer, actually encourage acne-causing bacteria to grow on your body.

While I won’t preach against makeup (duh, I’m a makeup artist), there are ways to go about using makeup the right way.

a. Go for makeup products that are water-based, not oil-based. Check the label of your makeup product to ensure it’s tagged “noncomedogenic”.

Products labeled this way don’t block your pores, unlike most other products that are filled with oils and silicone.

b. Never make the mistake of not wiping off your makeup at the end of the day, especially before sleeping.

Sleeping with makeup on won’t give your skin that breathing space it needs while you’re asleep, and therefore, encourage bacterial growth and eventual skin breakouts.

  1. Your Hair

Those many things we use to maintain our hair and make it look fresh and glossy, like shampoos, conditioners, hair creams, etc, may be good for the hair, but bad for your skin. The chemicals in them can enter the skin and block your pores.

Quick solutions:
  • When washing your hair, bend your head and neck sideways; don’t let the lather or water from your hair get to your face, chest or back.
  • Your face should be the last part you wash, after washing your hair. This will make you wash away every residue from your hair and keep your pores clean.
  • Keep your hair away from your face while sleeping. Pack it all to the back and upwards.
  • Change your pillow case frequently, as those oils (and even bacteria) from your hair get deposited there and your face can pick them up. (Why would you even sleep without covering your hair?!)
  1. Bathing too much

Not bathing enough can, of course, lead to acne; but bathing too often too can trigger acne.

Too many baths would make your skin very dry and trigger the sebaceous glands to produce more oil to moisturize your skin. When the oil production gets too much, sure you now know what happens next.

Keep your bathing to the recommended twice daily.

  1. Over-Scrubbing (scrubbing too hard)

You might think skin breakouts are caused by dirt on the skin and be tempted to scrub your body hard – especially affected areas. But it’s not always so; you already know it’s just your skin producing excess oil (that fact cannot be overemphasized).

Scrubbing your acne or pimples too hard will only make things worse. Firstly, it would further irritate your skin and might make peeled acne leave scars and spots on your body.

And secondly, you might be helping bacteria to spread on your skin through the now-open wound.

  1. Popping and Itching

Acne or pimples naturally gives you a sensation that makes you want to pop or press it, or even itch it hard.

Doing any of these would only make your situation worse.

Popping it might spread the bacteria to the surface of your skin and make you get more breakouts.

Popping or pressing acne/pimples can also push bacteria down your skin which would then spread under your skin and cause it to break out at more areas.

Popping or itching or peeling might also leave a scar on your face when the acne/pimple is long gone.

  1. Hormonal Change

Puberty, pregnancy, menstrual period or ovulation, medical conditions and every other thing that can cause hormonal imbalance can lead to your skin breaking out.

The body, in reacting to an unstable or imbalanced hormone, can produce more oils that would block your pores, and lead to acne, pimples, etc.

  1. Smoking

It doesn’t just cause cancer and destroy vital organs, smoking irritates your skin and dries you out, forcing your skin to produce more oils than necessary…till your skin breaks out almost beyond repair.

If you’re not afraid of cancer but are obsessed with your skin, then you just got a reason to stop smoking!

  1. Stress

You need to chill out more often if your skin breaks out uncontrollably. It could simply be stress.

Unfortunately, having acne can even get you more stressed.

And then it becomes an unending vicious cycle. You don’t want to get trapped in that!

So…relax when under pressure, and try to enjoy life.

Okay, I can keep going on and on…but let me stop here, since we’ve actually covered the commonest causes of acne.

So…the next question is…

How Then Do You Stop Your Skin From Breaking Out Further?

It’s simple!

You now know the things making you to have acne and its ‘brothers’ (pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, rashes, black spot, scars, etc.)

All you have to do is avoid those that can be avoided.

You already know how acne works: pores get clogged from excess oil. So now you can always consciously do all you can to control the oil your skin produces and keep your skin pores unclogged.

Finally, reduce your use of oily products (except natural oils) and also reduce your consumption of fatty foods. The less oil, the better.

How to Cure/Remove Acne (FREE Guide)

Now that you know what is causing you to have acne and pimples and how to prevent further breakouts, you can begin to take steps to help you cure and remove the acne, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, dark spots, and every other blemish already on your skin.

Space won’t permit me to discuss that here. But it would be unfair to leave you without help.

If you’re really interested in having a clean and spotless skin, there’s a guide that will teach you how to become – and remain – free of acne, pimples, and other related skin blemishes.

Go and download it here and learn the several ways to claim your skin back from acne…till you become absolutely flawless: http://www.beaucrest.ng/ultimate-guide-acne/

Don’t worry; it’s short and you can finish it in less than 5 minutes. Go and grab your copy and start changing your life immediately.

Here’s it again: http://www.beaucrest.ng/ultimate-guide-acne/

184 thoughts on “Why You’re Having Breakouts (Acne, Pimples, etc) and How to Stop It

      1. Hi Tina,
        All you have to do is enter your name and email on that page and the guide will be sent to your email.
        If you’ve done that and still can’t find the guide in your email, kindly check all your email folders. Could have been hidden away in any of them…even spam folder.

  1. I don’t get pimples frequently, but whenever I get them, they are all over my body, I get itchy sensation all over my body with it at these days nd there’s nothing I can do to stop them…I just allow them run their course nd gradually vanish…is tat a good omen?

    1. Lol. Well, truly, for some people they just vanish naturally, gradually. You just have to be careful that they don’t end up leaving scars or spots on your face. So…control them however you can, instead of leaving them

    1. Yes, scars and all other blemishes can be cleared too. Please download the guide referenced in the article.

  2. This is a very wonderful and educative…I hope it works for me because pimples on my face are really much and discomforting

  3. For me I have dark spot on my face, the both side. I have tried to clear it, but no positive results.
    Will it ever clear

    1. Yes, Funmi. It will clear with the right product 🙂
      Hope you’ve downloaded the guide in this article you’re commenting on?

  4. Honestly I don’t really know how to appreciate u on dis information, but I don’t really know how to erase the pimples on my face, it seasonal pimples some times it will wip and it will later re-surface again,any Suggestion?

    1. Thanks for your comment, Joyfunmi. But have you’ve downloaded the guide in this article you’re commenting on? It will definitely help…and a product that will work for you is recommended in it.

  5. Thanks for the post,my face is a mess but since I know all these now I will stick to them

  6. Wow, this is nice, I don’t av pimples/blackspot, but my problem is each cream I use reacts with Eczema on my face, please what do I do?

    1. Please I have used expensive products but it didn’t work… How am i sure this will work. Me am really tired of black spots and so called pimples on my face and body

  7. This is nice I don’t usually get pimples but once I do it leaves dark spots on my face, but thanks, I now know more, but one more thing…I have this a little fair melanin skin…and I have issues getting the right cream…I don’t know if you can help out

    1. Please what should I use to stop pimples black sport and my face is oiling too

      1. Stop using sponge on your face you can use only soap and water. That will help you

  8. Tanx for dat piece, I do have pimples most especially during my ovulation/ mestrual period, buh after dat moment it disappeared on its own without leaving any scar or black spot…hop I don’t need any precaution measures?

    1. Lucky you, Confidence. But if you’re afraid they might someday go out of hands, then you need “precautionary measures” — our guts sometimes end up being right 🙂

  9. I usually get pimples on my face I do have black spots in my face please i need your help

  10. Thanks admin. Though I do not suffer from any of these, I believe it would be useful for others. Cheers!

  11. Hey, thanks for the article, really educative. But my own problem is rashes, facial rashes, I get pimples too but most times it’s the rashes on my forehead, really clustered there, sometimes I feel like clawing my face out, please any remedies for facial rashes?

    1. Thanks for your comment, Nengi. Those rashes are caused by same acne. The remedies for acne will work for facial rashes.
      Cheers!

  12. Thanks for this piece, mine are white heads and it is hereditary if I try the cure will it still work?

    1. Yes it will. Just that you can’t use it once then stop. It might come back since it’s in the blood. The best you can do is use the “cure” to manage/maintain your skin after the whiteheads have gone.

  13. I followed the link and added my name and email address, but while I was going through the write up there, I mistakenly clicked my back bottom and it took me offline, since then I have been trying to go back in and its showing error occurred…. I’m interested, what should I do?

  14. I Ve stopped experiencing pimples for some month now..so when my facial cream finished I could nt get to buy so I changed so later I got It to buy and started using it..
    Now pimples is all over my face don’t kw d reasons

    1. I guess you got your skin confused. Just stick to the cream that worked for you in the past, while you do anything you can to clear your face.

  15. I do all these except the make-up and popping part…I hope this pimples disappears from my face soon enough

  16. I have used expensive products but didn’t work.. How am i sure this will work.. I’m really tired of black spots and so called pimples on my face and body

    1. Well, you just have to try this. The hundreds of people that already bought from us and the countless testimonies we’ve gotten are our proofs 🙂

  17. I have acne, thats cost because if hairs on my face,,,,,, have tried alot of things, but nothing is working,,,,, what will I do

    1. We can send the horse oil soap to you wherever you are in Nigeria when you order from us.

    1. We have offices in Lagos (Afolabi bus stop, LASU Road) and Ibadan (Academy, Iwo-road)

  18. Hey, I have some holes on my face as a result of some black heads I removed. Please what can I do to cover up the holes?

  19. Pls I need something to clear my rough face wit very tiny pimples

  20. I entered my name and the email and pressed the bottom of Instant Access. It keep on turning up to 20mins without stop. What will i do.

  21. Hello beuties, am suffaring from pimple n dark spot on my face what can i use to get rid of it

  22. I have eczema on my back have tried different tinz but not working out what should I do???

  23. Nice one,please how can one get rid of black spots on the legs that has really stayed for over 15years

  24. I av very stubborn pimples that I dnt know wht to use again, pls help me out

  25. Nice piece,
    Dunno if you can do another post on blackspot on cheek bones, I have and I seriously wants to get rid of it ASAP

  26. Hi… I’m having a terrible sun burn on my face. .. Each time I try to get it off ..I goes darker… Please I need help.

  27. please this redness on a face is it also called acne,this redness is not on face alone.. Part of my body ..cause i can’t called it blemish.. Please any remedy for it

  28. I’m having serious face rashes as a result of changing my cream, i then used an ointment which resulted to burning my face, as well as having pimples and its scares whenever I’m on my period. Please what should i do

  29. I have sunblock on my face, the both side. Plus what should I use to cure it. Plz tell me

    1. I use one facial cream which resulted in burning my face, the both side. Plus what should I use to cure it. Plz tell me

  30. Pls admin I am having skin tag . I want to remove it how May I do that. They are more on my face

  31. I had boils which lead to black spots, first in my life time. pls wat should i use?? Help me out

  32. Interested! I don’t even want to take a look at the mirror sometimes all becouse of dark sport, i will definately give it a try. Keep it up and thank u.

  33. Plz the dark spots on my face and body is something else please what can I do ?

  34. I have pimples and black spot. I have been trying Tumeric and honey Buh no changes. Should I stop it, tell me what to use pls

  35. Thanks admin and God bless you for this post. Admin, my problem is dryness of the skin, am drinking a enough water, eat a good food and right now am using nivea cream and black Ghana soap for like going to 2months but no different yet mean why my face is oil, please admin any help

  36. Pls I need ur help, I have been having pimples and blackspots for the past 6-7 years now. I have tried the ways I could but it persist, what do I do?

  37. I have been suffering from pimples which eventually turns to black spot on my chest and especially my back for the past eight years. It’s clears a bit and comes back again. What do I do to avoid it from coming back. And I do ve oily skin.

  38. Pls the one on my face is not pimples per say. Look flat type and very stubborn to eradicate or doesn’t go at all. I don’t know what to do about it. Help me

  39. I noticed I started having pimples for 6 months now it goes and comes leaving black sports on my face what will i do

  40. Pls mine is pimples on My face, chest and back and whenever I press it.. it swallow and put black spot on my face… Pls how can I be of help

  41. Pls I have pimples problems but downloading is an big problem. I will be glad if u can add me up on whatsapp pls MA I am seriously pleading. It is not downloading. 08063375507. I am waiting pls what ever inconvenience it will cause I will. Pay

    1. By first knowing your skin type and what works best for you — and the ingredients your skin reacts badly to. Then buy a cream that has the ingredients that work for you, while avoiding anything your skin reacts badly to.

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