The Ultimate Guide To Adult Acne

Acne Causes

Acne Causes
Acne Causes

There are several causes and factors that can trigger the development of acne, including: (4)

  • Overproduction of oil (sebum) by the sebaceous glands in the skin
  • Hormonal changes during puberty, menstrual cycles, or pregnancy
  • Bacterial overgrowth, particularly Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) that can clog pores and cause inflammation
  • Inflammation caused by a variety of factors, including environmental irritants, diet, stress, and lifestyle habits
  • Genetic predisposition to acne
  • Certain medications that can affect hormone levels or lead to pore blockages, such as corticosteroids or birth control pills
  • Use of oily or pore-clogging cosmetic products
  • Friction or pressure on the skin, such as from tight clothing or hats
  • Acne-prone diet such as refined sugars, dairy products, or other foods that may trigger inflammation or hormonal changes
  • Poor hygiene practices, including not washing the face regularly or not properly removing makeup before sleeping.

Of note, while some factors may contribute to the development of acne, individual experiences with acne can vary widely and may be influenced by a combination of several factors.