Find out what's happening during puberty that causes spots.
- Our skin has thousands of tiny hair follicles each of which produces an oily substance - sebum.
- During puberty the surge in hormones produces more sebum.
- The excess sebum blocks the hair follicles and causes blackheads and spots.
- The scientific name for spots is 'acne vulgaris'.
The scientific name for spots is Acne Vulgaris
Your skin has thousands of tiny hair follicles
Each follicle has a gland that produces an oily substance
This oily substance is called sebum
Our hormones control how much sebum we produce
During puberty we have a rush of hormones so we ...
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