HEAT

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Heat is a triple threat that can give us all three forms of PPP. Pores enlarge and trap dirt (blackheads), oil glands swell up, inflame and become pimples, and pigmentation occurs due to stimulated Melanin production.

HUMIDITY

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Humidity is the concentration of water vapor in the atmosphere. Humidity makes it hard for water/sweat on the skin to evaporate, leaving the skin feeling dirty and sticky.

HORMONES

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Testosterone (in males) is high during puberty, and Progesterone (in females) increases during periods and pregnancy, stimulating oil glands and causing pimples to develop. Unfortunately, hormones are inherent in our bodies and are hard to control!

SUNLIGHT

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Exposure to high levels of UV radiation can cause severe damage to the skin. High UV radiation causes increased production of Melanin from Melanocytes, resulting in pigmentation. Prolonged and unprotected exposure to UV radiation leads to increased cell DNA damage can cause cells to undergo mutation, increasing the risk of skin cancer.

STRESS

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Stress induces a hormone called Cortisol to be released in the blood, which activates oil glands and causes them to become blocked and inflamed, resulting in pimples.

SLEEP
DEPRIVATION

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The optimum number of hours of regular sleep we need every day is 8 hours. Sleep deprivation causes the body to release cortisol, which activates oil glands and causes them to become blocked and inflamed, resulting in pimples.

SMOKE

INHALED OR SECOND HAND

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Smoke consists of millions of carbon particles and is present in urban cities with high levels of air pollution. Carbon particles from smoke can deposit on the skin and block pores, which can lead to inflammation of oil glands, resulting in pimples.