Grooming

Why You Keep Getting Spots And How To Get Rid Of Them

Although your teenage years may be behind you, men can still be plagued with spots throughout their entire life. And although the creative schoolyard nicknames have ceased and your mum has stopped popping your pimples without permission in the aisles of Tesco, they’re still a nightmare to deal with.

To get to the bottom of your acne dilemma, we’ve highlighted some popular reasons why you keep getting spots. But most importantly, we’re letting you in on how to get rid of them once and for all.

Your Diet Is BAD

‘I don’t know why I’m so spotty,’ you say through a mouthful of chicken nuggets and fizzy drink whilst simultaneously puffing away on a fag. But what if we told you that what you put inside your body directly effects the outside your body? MIND. BLOWN.

The Fix: Vegetables & Healthy Fats

Swap the chips and other frozen foods you have for your dinner for a balanced diet of vegetables healthy fats. The likes of avocados and oily fish are full of spot fighting monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that’ll aid you in your war against blemishes by naturally moisturising your skin.

The Gym

Yes going to the gym will be making you healthy in a lot of different ways, but sweating constantly, dehydration and taking supplements such as pre-workout (AKA petrol for human beings) can have an adverse effect on your skin.

The Fix: Keep Hydrated, Clean Your Face Immediately

Drink at least two bottles of water a day and continuously keep hydrated during workouts. Post-workout, shower straight away. You might want to veg out in your own natural juices while you catch your breath, but washing your face straight away will minimise the damage that debris caught in your pores can do.

Check out our guide on how to get a six-pack.

You’re Not Washing your Face

You may not see it, but at the end of the day your face can be utterly filthy with dirt and oils that clog up your pours, which gives you – yep, you guessed it – b*sta*rd spots.

The Fix: Wash Your Face

Get yourself a decent cleanser and wash your face with warm water in the morning and at night. Follow this up with a toner to prep your pores for hydration from a decent moisturiser.

You’re Using The Wrong Moisturiser (If You Use Any At All)

Buying the cheapest moisturiser from your local supermarket could be doing your face more harm than good, especially if you have sensitive skin. For example, if you have oily skin and get a moisturiser containing alcohol it’s likely that your skin will go into overdrive and produce even more oil.

The Fix: Research Your Grooming Products

You can save money and skimp out on other essentials like toilet roll, coffee and expired bargain bin milk, but moisturiser is something you should invest in. Look out for alcohol-free, a SPF factor to keep safe from the sun, the anti-oxidant silver needle tea extract, ingredients high in vitamin C and D, and other natural ingredients. But if you’re unsure, speak to someone in the shop about your needs e.g. moisturiser to stop oily skin, moisturiser to stop dry skin, moisturiser to stop redness etc. Most decent grooming shops such as Kiehl’s, Aesop and other big luxury names will have knowledgeable staff on hand.

Why not go one step further and treat yo’self to a facial? Read up on why you should get one right now.

If All Else Fails…

Sometimes life is cruel and the forces that be are just adamant that you live with spots until the sweet release of death. If that’s the case, don’t be afraid to invest in some concealer. Don’t worry guys, it’s MEN’S concealer for MEN, so you can feel MANLY whilst hiding your MAN spots with this MAN makeup *cracks open can to steady shaken masculinity*. Just apply a touch to the affected area and blend it in with a drop of water. No one will ever know.

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