Look, aside from the squeezing, spots aren’t that much fun. No one’s woken up one morning, looked in the mirror and cried, “Hooray, I’ve got a spot!” But how much do you actually know about those sneaky little mounds and presumptuous pustules? Take our quiz to find out!
True or false: spots are generally caused by your hormones deciding to throw a (pus-filled) party on your face.
True or false: Spots are formed when your produce too much of an oil called sebum.
True or false: You can never get a pimple in the same pore twice.
True or false: The only parts of your skin that can’t get spots are the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet.
True or false: Acne tends to run in families, so if you’re parents had it, it’s more likely that you will too.
True or false: Whiteheads are caused by internal factors (hormones, diet, stress), whereas blackheads are a result of your environment (like pollution, or not washing your face).
True or false: An average person produces 10 litres of pimple pus in their lifetime.
True or false: Around 80% of people aged 11-30 are affected by acne.
True or false: Makeup can sometimes actually clog your pores further.
True or false: Pus is actually just blood with a higher density of oxygen and nitrogen.
True or false: Squeezing your pimples can spread bacteria and lead to scarring.
True or false: Spots can be contagious, so you might want to think again before making out with the new guy/girl in your class.
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