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QUIZ: How much do you know about spots?

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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