If you suffer with to acne, breakouts and inflamed skin this blog post is for you!

If so you may find yourself wondering what causes acne. The answer isn’t always straightforward, particularly when we take hormones, age, and lifestyle into account. We’ve compiled a list of the more common factors that may cause acne. Helping you take the first step in understanding the potential everyday causes of acne & breakouts.

Touching Your Face

We do this countless times all day long, often without even realising.

But as we progress through the day our hands come into contact with more dirt, oils and and bacteria. Your can face too quickly becomes one of the most unclean parts of your body. This bacterial build-up can easily contribute to acne. It is a common cause of breakouts around your chin and cheeks as this is most likely where your hands will be resting.

Keep those hands in check. Wash them as regularly as you can and wipe down your phone every few hours to avoid the spread of germs.


A little stress is unavoidable in the modern world.

Some even believe it is good for us as we perform better under pressure. This is due to an increase in hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, keeping us focussed and alert.  However, too much stress over a prolonged period of time can have a detrimental effect on your body and mind.

Stress can cause acne flare-ups and breakouts as over-production of cortisol (released to help your body cope with periods of tension and difficulty) causes your glands to produce more oil – which blocks pores and is a breeding ground for bacteria.




Do you find you breakout worse during certain times of the month? Well this is due to hormonal changes.

A tell-tale sign for many women that they are at the start of their menstrual cycle or during ovulation is a new or worsening breakout. This is all thanks to testosterone. 

Skincare Products

It may seem comically ironic, but when some ingredients in skincare products are introduced into your beauty regime this can cause an influx of unsightly blemishes. Some skincare products contain synthetic ingredients and paraben's which may not be a good fit for your skin.

How Nked Face products may help; Flawless Fix peel's help to exfoliate your skin, removing dead skin cells and excess oil buildup (resulting in spots). By using our products every 5-7 days (Flawless Fix Peel/Flawless Fix Complete Kit) you are helping your skin to remove these nasties that may not be removed by daily cleansing/exfoliating. Our products are 100% Crulty Free, vegan friendly & and paraben free.

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