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1. What causes zitz?

Zits pop up (pardon the pun) when pores get blocked by excess sebum (a natural oil secreted by your skin), dead skin cells and bacteria. Squeezing them is a no-no! It can damage the skin around the pore and force the dirt even deeper into your skin, making the problem worse and causing scarring. Rather dry them out with fast-acting Young Solution Wipe Out Spot Drops.

2. What is the difference between a whitehead and a blackhead

Both are types of acne vulgaris (yep, that really is the scientific name). Black heads are open pores that are blocked by a plug of excess oil and keratin. The substance causing the blockage darkens as it oxidizes, creating the black look. Whiteheads or pimples, on the other hand, are closed pores. They are filled with the same substance as blackheads but don’t oxidize or go darker because there is no opening to the skin’s surface.

3. Does eating chocolate cause acne?

Specifically? No. But a poor diet can. What you eat influences hormone production in your body. Hormone production in turn influences the production of sebum (natural skin oil). Eating too many fatty or sugary foods can result in an over-production of sebum, meaning your pores are more likely to get clogged. Keep your diet as fresh and healthy as possible.

4. Am i doomed to be spotty forever?

Relax! Most teens outgrow their bad skin by the time they hit their twenties. Your hormones will settle down, your body will make peace with itself and life will return to normal. If you hit the big 2-0 and find you’re still having problems, see a dermatologist. In the meantime, keep up your daily skincare routine, eat healthily and drink lots of water to keep the spots at bay.