How to Get Rid of Spots Fast

What gets rid of spots fast – and what doesn't

Is It Possible to Cure Spots Naturally at Home?

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There are a number of cures for spots – but the key to finding one that works if identifying what is causing the outbreak of spots in the first place.  However, once the root of the problem is identified (hint: it is often blocked pores caused by an over production of hormones like testosterone), there are a range of ways you can treat and cure spots without resorting to drugs/medicinal treatments or chemical skin treatments.

Is it possible to cure spots naturally from home?

Yes – it certainly is.

Spots are often caused by blocked pores – and there are a lot of simple and natural ways to unblock them quickly, and prevent them from becoming blocked again in the first place.

What is the most effective natural home treatment?

There are different kinds – it depends how natural you mean.  When I was suffering with a terrible outbreak of spots (that was persistently occurring even though I was 20 years old at the time) I used a product called Clear Skin Max, which is made from natural ingredients (more info here about what actually goes into it).

It worked fantastically well – and I did not experience any negative side effects.  I still use it now, although not every day any more as my acne has mostly cleared up (in a large part, I believe, tanks to this product.  And as it is made with natural ingredients, I am not worried about the effect it will have on my skin.

However, when some people say ‘natural’ they mean totally holistic treatments and methods (such as changing your diet, etc.) and these an work too.  In fact, while I still use Clear Skin Max to prevent spots I have also been following some holistic tips and treatments to prevent my acne from returning that I learnt from [product name] by [persons].

In my experience the most effective natural home methods for getting rid of acne are detailed in this guide, which I would certainly recommend buying as it has received a lot of positive reviews.

Does it work for everyone?

I have tried both these myself and continue to use the treatments in this guide to prevent outbreaks of spots from occurring – and in my experience it works.

I should point out that I have only used these holistic treatments from [product name] to prevent spots from coming back – I used Clear Skin Max (click here for more info) when I was suffering from an outbreak and it was very effective at getting rid of the spots while I had them.  However, I do use treatments from [product name]

Both adults and teenagers?

While most of those suffering with acne are teenagers, outbreaks of spots are not simply something that younger people have to worry about – adults can get them too.  There are effective natural remedies for both young people and adults – click here for my full review of [product name].

Most of the people who have written to me through this site to comment on how well these treatments work have been between about 15 and 25, however I did hear from a lady who was in her 40s who has had success with this too.

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June 22nd, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Why do Some Adults Get Acne?

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Acne is a common problem for teenagers and even those in their early twenties, but a lot of adults continue to suffer with persistent (sometimes severe) acne well into their thirties, forties and even beyond.  Moreover, there are an increasing number of adults suffering with acne who are looking for cures and treatments online, in stores and from their medical professionals.

Why Do Adults Get Acne?

Acne is ultimately caused by blocked pores in the skin – this is true for both acne on the face as well as on the rest of the body.  However, it is what causes the pores to become blocked that is where most of the attention is (and should be) focused.

For teenagers, the most common cause is hormones – more specifically the over production of testosterone which in turn sends the sebaceous glands into overdrive, producing much too much sebum which (along with dead skin cells, dirt, etc.) clogs and block the pores – leading to spots.

There are also other causes – such as allergies, the products you use on your skin (lots of face washes, make ups and face creams can trigger spots too) and damaged skin – but the main cause of acne is hormones.

This remains true in those who have passed the point of puberty too – the reason that over 80% of cases of acne in adults is in women is because after their teenage years, women have more fluctuating hormone levels than men.  A sudden increase in hormone production can be causes by events such as periods or pregnancy, leading to (sometime quite severe) outbreaks of spots.

So, like many teenagers, adults get acne for the same reason – overproduction of certain hormones, stress and sometimes the products you use on your skin.

Is There a Cure for Adult Acne?

There are a range of different things you can do to relive outbreaks of acne and even prevent them about 90% of the time.  It depends somewhat on the individual, as every body is different, but

If it is being caused by a cosmetic product, the simple solution is to stop using it.  If you believe the cause is stress, there are ways to prevent and alleviate this too.  However, whatever the cause (unless it’s an allergy – this is different), a pretty good solution is to buy an acne treatment product that works on the skin, unblocking pores and preventing spots that way.  For most people this is the most effective method of getting rid of spots.

I’m an Adult and Have Spots – How Do I Get Rid of (and Prevent) Them?

What is the cure for adult acne?  For most people it is simple – unclogging your pores and keeping them unblocked is key and there are a number of effective products on the market that can achieve this.  There is not a great deal you can do about the fluctuating hormone levels that may be causing your acne, but you can minimise the chances of an outbreak with treatments like these.

I have written extensively about the best way to get rid of spots here – click here to see the most effective acne treatments available at the moment.

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April 3rd, 2012 at 10:01 am

Top Myths About Acne – and How to Get Rid of Spots

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Spots are a very, very common problem – especially for teenagers and young people, but also affect adults too.  There are various different thoughts on what can cause spots – and the best ways to get rid of them (click here for the best way to get rid of spots fast), but some so called ‘advice’ is not very helpful – some causes are simply myths and some ‘cures’ can actually make your spots worse.

In this post I want to expose some of the myths about spots – both the myths about what cause them as well as the false cures that will do nothing to help alleviate your symptoms, and could even make them worse.

Myth #1: Spots are caused by Fatty Foods and Chocolate

This is simply not true.  Unless you have an allergy to some of the ingredients in these foods (for example, some people with an allergy to dairy products may react to consuming milk by breaking out into spots) fatty foods and chocolate will not make your skin more oily, they will not make your pores blocked and therefore will not cause spots for the overwhelming majority of people.

I am not entirely sure where this rumor came from, but there is no evidence to support it – fatty foods and chocolate do not cause spots.

Myth #2: Adults Don’t Get Spots

This is not true.  While those who are most frequently affected by acne are teenagers, people often still get spots into their 20s and even 30s.  Moreover, it remains possible for pores to become blocked and break out into spots at any age – so the assumption that adults cannot get spots is not true.

As I said though, teenagers get spots the most.  This is because the most common cause of spots is the result of an overproduction of testosterone – which in turn triggers the sebaceous glands to produce more oil, which then leads to blocked pores.  Adult skin is generally less likely to get spots (it is less oily), but it is still susceptible to acne.

Myth #3: Squeezing or Popping Pimples is the Best Way to Get Rid of Them

NO!  In most cases squeezing, popping or scratching the spots on your face (or anywhere else for that matter) will just inflame them more and make them worse.  You can also damage the skin and increase the chances of scarring after the spot has cleared up – in rare cases, the popped spot can become open to bacteria and even become infected!

In some cases, with small relatively un-inflamed whiteheads, applying some pressure to the spot to remove the small plug of puss that is blocking the pore – but in many cases this will just make things worse.  It depends on the spot, you can find more information here, but generally this is not a good idea.

Click here for the best ways to get rid of spots.

Myth #4: Acne is Cause by Not Washing Your Face Enough

This is generally not true – however, there are elements of truth in it.  While not washing your face every day should not cause acne, there are parts of your daily grooming routine that can both cause and be used as an effective way to get rid of spots.  Washing too often with an abrasive face wash can damage the skin, weakening it and making an outbreak of spots (or sores) more likely.  Not washing at all can leave dirt and excess oil on the skin, which can build up and block pores – leading to spots.

Using the a good spot-preventing face wash is a good way to prevent and get rid of spots.

How to Get Rid of Spots – the easiest, safest and fastest way

I have written a much more comprehensive guide to getting rid of spots here – and click here to see the best treatments for acne and spots.  the short story is that spots are fairly easy to prevent and treat – but you need the right treatments and to avoid doing a lot of things that can ultimately make your spots worse.

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March 8th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

The Most Common Causes of Spots

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Spots are a common problem – in fact, over 90% of young people are believed to have suffered from some form of acne in the past three months (the number of those with severe acne will much lower than this though).  Spots are common for teenagers and adolescents, but also afflict older people – lots of people in the 20s and 30s still suffer with some degree of acne.

But what causes spots – or at least what are the most common causes?  While there are a diverse range, the list below should cover over 95% of those who suffer with acne.

For more information about the most effective cures for spots click here for the best treatments.

1. Hormones (and Puberty)

This is by far the most common cause of spots – indeed, even with the others below, it may be the underlying cause in any adolescent or young person (less than 25).  During puberty the body produces more hormones than normal – one of the main hormones that is over produced during puberty is testosterone.

An over production of testosterone makes the sebaceous glands produce more sebum – an oily substance.  This, along with small particles of dirt and dead skin cells clog up the pores in your skin – which is the main cause of spots.

This is by far the main cause of spots, however, with the right treatments it can easily be cured.

2. Skin Products

There are a lot of people who have mild allergic reactions to products (such as make up, face cream, even some cleansing products) that they use on their faces.  This can be a major cause of spots.  But it is not just allergies that can trigger an outbreak of acne; if you have oily skin, for example, using a face cream or face product that increases sebum production or just leaves an oily residue on your skin can cause spots.  Oily skin, caused by overactive sebaceous glands, often leads to blocked pores and thus outbreaks of spots.

3. Stress and Anxiety

This is an often overlooked cause of acne, but it should not be.  Even though it may not be the primary cause for most people, stress can trigger an outbreak or make it worse – or longer lasting.

In a number of clinical studies, stress and anxiety has been proven to worsen various skin conditions – including acne.  This is largely due to the fact that excess stress can cause an overproduction of cortisol, which in turn sets the sebaceous glands into overdrive and leads to spots.

4. Dirty Face

Sorry – I’m sure this is not the cause of your spots.  However, in some people, not enough cleansing of the face or using the wrong products can cause spots – again due to blocked pores and oily skin, but also because very small particles of dirt can become trapped in the skin.  Luckily, this is the easiest to cure – either wash your face daily or start using products that you do not have an allergy to, or which are abrasive to your skin or in any other way damaging.

5. Your Environment

Weather changes and air travel, odd as it may seem, can trigger an outbreak of spots.  Sudden changes in your environment, especially extreme changes, can trigger an outbreak of spots.  It’s not the most likely cause, but it does happen sometimes.

How to get rid of spots

If you suffer with spots, do not worry – there are a number of natural ways to get rid of them.  There are also some excellent products that can both prevent and cure outbreaks of spots very fast and with little effort.  Click here for more information about the best way to get rid of spots fast.

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February 29th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

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Over 90% of Young People are Affected by Spots

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In the UK, around 9 in every 10 young people (those aged between 14-21) have suffered from spots or acne to some extent in the past three months.  This is a huge number; millions in the United Kingdom alone.

There are a number of different treatments and remedies for spots – some more effective than others.  Moreover, in many cases, while one treatment method will get rid of spots for one person the same treatment will not be such an effective cure for another individual.  Every body is different, and so some people will have to use different treatments to others.

However, there are some almost universally effective treatments for spots and acne that work for the overwhelming majority of people and that are

How Many People have Spots?

Over 90% of young people suffer with spots, but it is not just the young who get spots.  Older people too – right up to about middle age some people can suffer persistently with acne.

Acne is widespread – but the severity differs from individual to individual.  Only about 2-5% of people suffer with severe acne, and out of these less than half have it permanently.

What Causes Spots?

Spots are caused by blocked pores – but blocked pores can be caused by a range of different factors.  The most common cause – especially in the young and those going through puberty – is an overproduction of testosterone.  This causes the sebaceous glands on the skin to produce more oil and sebum, clogging the pores and causing spots and blackheads.

Spots can also be caused by things that you put on your skin -  such as face creams and make up.  using lots of make up or unnatural products can cause blocked pores, as can anything that you may be slightly allergic to.

Can they be Prevented?

There are many steps you can take top prevent outbreaks of spots – they will reduce the likelihood of an outbreak, but there is no way of permanently preventing spots at all times, especially if you are a teenager.  There are very effective ways of preventing spots though – there are different treatments and products are available, but many people (those who are not suffering from severe acne) who will be able to make a noticeable difference by following a few simple steps every day.

Washing every day with a sensitive face wash and using a scrub to unblock pores weekly is a good place to start.  If you have oily skin, be careful of the face creams and make up that you use – as this can cause spots easily.

There are also some very effective preventative creams and treatments that I talk about more here.

How to get rid of Spots Quickly and Effectively

There are ways to get rid of spots!  There are a range of different products and methods that are effective for at least 80% of people – of all ages (click here to see what these are – there is not enough space to talk about the all in this post).

While is is possible to reduce the likelihood of an outbreak of spots, it is not possible to prevent them entirely – which is why treatments that are effective at getting rid of spots quickly are useful to have, even if you are not suffering from an outbreak of acne at the moment.

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February 24th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

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What are Spots?

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Spots are annoying – but there is more to them than that (yeah – they can also be painful and embarrassing, right?).  Yes – spots are bad, but one of the best ways to cure or even prevent them from occurring is to know and understand what they are – and then treat them effectively.

That is what I want to focus on in this post – the anatomy of a spot, what causes it and if there is anything that you can do to prevent them or get rid of them.

What exactly are spots?

Spots are blocked pores that become inflamed and painful – caused by overactive sebaceous glands that produce excessive amounts of oil.  The pores then become blocked with oil and dead skin cells, sometimes forming a ‘blackhead’.  In rare cases, spots can become infected and turn into an abscess, but this is very uncommon.  More often than not, they will pass within a few days – much faster if treated effectively.

Spots can range from quite mild (small painless whiteheads) to very severe (large red cysts full of pus and sebum).  In more severe cases, they ca result in long term scarring of the affected areas – however, again, this can be treated in many cases.

The most common place to get spots is the face anf neck, but they can also occur on the back, chest and behind the ears – among other places.

Around 90% of young people (between 13-21) suffer with spots to some extent, and about 15% of those have at some point suffered with what would be considered ‘severe acne’.

What causes spots?

As indicated above, spots are caused by overactive sebaceous glands causing the pores within the skin to become blocked and inflamed.  There are a number of different factors that can lead to over productive sebaceous glands – the most common being that the body is producing too much testosterone, a common side effect of puberty in both boys and girls.  There are, however, other causes that can result in an outbreak of spots for both the young and the old – and everyone in between.

Stress, anxiety, some cosmetics and foods can trigger an outbreak of spots.  But the main cause is usually puberty.  There are a range of different causes and triggers that can lead to an outbreak of spots.

Can spots be cured or prevented?

Yes – there are a range of things that you can do to prevent spots, or at least make it less likely that you will suffer an outbreak.  One of the best ways to prevent spots is to improve and maintain your general health and well being; eat well, avoid contact with anything you are allergic to, keep your skin clean, clear and gently exfoliated.  There are some foods you may want to avoid too (especially if you are allergic to them!) and trying to avoid stress and anxiety will also help prevent spots.

Aside from the natural holistic preventative measures and healthy lifestyle changes, there are other treatments and preventions – ranging from natural creams to medication and even laser treatment!

I talk about the most effective way to get rid of spots in much more detail in this article – click here for more info!

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February 17th, 2012 at 11:13 am

What Causes Spots and Acne?

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Over 90% of teenagers are affected by spots, but it is not simply the young who can suffer with acne.  While people under 25 are the most susceptible to get spots, they are fairly common in people of all ages and while slightly more common in men, many women are affected too.

There are a lot of supposed cures, something which I discuss at length elsewhere in the web site.  However, at the moment I want to focus on the causes of spots = both the most common as well as the less common and even the unreasonably rare!

I have previously written an overview of the causes of and treatments for spots on this blog – however, I will be adding a lot more content over time, as I build this site up with more research and advice.  But for now, this post is simply about the most common causes of spots.  For more information about how to get rid of spots click here.

What are the most common causes of spots?

There are all the usual suspects to be found in the list of the most common causes of acne – stress, anxiety, poor diet and an adverse reaction to medication or something that has come into contact with your skin.  These are more often than not found to me the main causes of spots, especially in people over the age of about 21.

In teenagers, however, the most common ultimate cause is puberty.  While factors such as stress and a poor diet can make acne worse or outbreaks more frequent, at it’s core, the cause is a side effect of what’s going on inside the body during puberty.

Put simply, during puberty, the body produces excessive amounts of testosterone.  This occurs on both males and females.  The increase in testosterone production causes the sebaceous glands in the skin to produce too much oil – they then frequently become clogged.  This in turn causes inflammation and soreness – the pores become clogged with plugs of dead skin and oily secretions.

Plugged pores are the main cause of spots – but clogged pores can be caused by a number of factors.  Ranking among the top causes f blocked pores are the side effects of puberty, as well as negative reactions to cosmetics – as well as general poor health and even cleaning routine.

Can spots ever be prevented?

To some extent the answer to this question is yes; there are many things you can do (even if a teenager and are likely to get spots on and off anyway) to do to prevent them or at least make outbreaks smaller and less frequent – or shorter lasting.

Making sure you eat well and avoid contact with anything that may irritate your skin or block your pores (make up, for example, in large quantities) will help – as will avoiding stress and keeping to a gentle but regular cleaning regime.

There are also a range of products that can help – as well as more detailed guides on natural methods to prevent and cure pots fast.  I have written more about these on this site – click here for more information.

Please also have a look around this site for more information – it will grow over time! :)

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February 16th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

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How to get rid of spots – fast and easy methods

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There are probably over 100 million people around the world at this moment in time who are suffering from spots – or some form of acne.  Potentially many more than this in fact.

Spots are an embarrassing menace, they always seem to appear at the worst possible times and seem to take ages to go away.  Worst of all, there does not seem to be a single effective and quick method for curing them.  This is somewhat true – as each person is different, what works for one person may not for another.  However, there are some remedies and treatments that are effective for the overwhelming majority of people – and are also completely safe and natural.  That is basically what this site is all about – a directory of the most effective methods for getting rid of spots, quickly, safely and effectively.

What causes spots?

There are many causes – but basically spots are caused by inflamed sebaceous glands, often the result (at lest during puberty) of an overproduction of testosterone.  This occurs in both male and female suffers.

But what triggers a spot to occur when it does?  This can be more complex.  The most common triggers can include things like stress and anxiety as well as periods and pregnancy, but can also be the result of medication, make up and cosmetics, dirt getting trapped in the facial pores.

I would like to keep this first post on my site as brief and simple as possible, so I have written in much more detail about the cause of spots here.

Who is most at risk of getting spots?

Acne affects young adults the most – if you are between about 14-24 you are most susceptible to develop spots.  However, people of any age can do a lot to prevent many outbreaks.  More than 90% of teenagers suffer with acne of some degree or another, but it can still be a problem for older people too.

Men tend to be more affected than women, but spots are prevalent among both.  The peak age for suffering from spots is usually between 17-20.

What is the best treatment for spots?

There are many different ways of treating spots – from trying to calm the inflammation to getting rid of them all together.  There are also effective ways of preventing them from returning or ever appearing in the first place.  There are both natural home remedies that cost virtually nothing and can be done immediately as well as products that are also very effective at both getting rid of and preventing spots.

Basically the best things you can do are to keep your skin healthy with the right intake of vitamins, keep it clean and gently exfoliated, try to avoid stress (this can be hard though!) and if you have oily skin avoid any cosmetics that may make this worse.  Medicated creams and lotions are also available – as well as effective methods to cure and prevent spots naturally.  Sometimes spots require gently squeezing to remove the blackhead or plug of sebum that has built up and is causing inflammation.  You must be careful though, as agitating the pot can sometimes make it worse.

I plan to write much more about the most effective way to get rid of spots on this site as I gather more information and research – as well as feedback from visitors, which is always appreciated! :)

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February 15th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

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