What Are The Causes Of Acne?


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No one likes to be a victim of acne. Acne is a common skin condition that includes pimples, boils, blackheads,whiteheads, etc. All of us try to best to ensure that we never have to face the problem of acne but despite of all our efforts, somehow, out of nowhere, we see the formation of acne on our face. Now living with acne is hard but living without knowing what is causing that acne is worse. To make things a little easy, here’s a list of the causes of acne formation on the skin.

Use of chemical cosmetics: The chemicals present in cosmetics react with the skin which makes the skin vulnerable to pimples and other forms of acne. It is always recommended to use chemical-free cosmetics and wash your face properly after the removal of cosmetic products.

Stress: High levels of stress disturb the normal functioning of the body and alters the hormone levels which in turn causes acne.

Excess oil: Oily skin is always more vulnerable to acne as the oil builds up under the skin causing skin problems. Choose skin products that suit your skin type in order to maintain acne free skin.

External triggers: Certain triggers can cause the formation of acne on the skin. For eg: For a particular person, acne might be triggered due to the consumption of spicy food. This is very subjective and varies from person to person

Underlying health conditions: Sometimes, acne can be the consequence of other underlying health conditions such as PCOD. Any medicine that contains corticosteroids, testosterone or lithium can have side effects which include the formation of acne.

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