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November 13, 2014

Different Factors that can Cause Acne

If you have acne, the first thing that you need to know is how it is formed. It is not likely that you can treat something without knowing where to attack. Here are some of the most common factors that can make your face look like pizza.

Diet

It has not been established as one of the causes of acne as most dermatologists and skin care experts say. However, there is a really strong connection between diet and acne. Thousands of people claim that acne is caused by certain foods that they eat. Though most experts claim that there are no scientific evidence supporting this, I firmly say that diet can definitely trigger the formation of acne lesions. Milk and dairy products for example contains high amounts of hormones. These hormones are quite similar to the hormones that women produce when they are pregnant. These hormones mimic the effects of androgens in our body and also triggers the production of oil in your sebaceous glands. When you take in high quantity of milk and other dairy products, your sebaceous glands may go overdrive and this can lead to acne problems.

Stress

Stress can break your body. It has psychological and physiological effects. It can also affect your brain’s functionality. Though most people say that acne can cause stress, I would just like to add that stress can also cause acne. When stress hormones are released, it also triggers the production of oil in your sebaceous glands. This is a normal response of your body to a stressful situation. Ever wonder why you get acne days before an exam? Blame it on stress.

Washing too Often

When you wash your face, it is important to thoroughly remove the dirt and grime from your pores. It is essential to wash your but not too often. Washing too often can make your skin dry and make you more prone to acne.

Direct Sun Exposure

When your skin is dry, it is absolutely important to protect yourself from direct sunlight. This is very important because when your skin is dry it triggers a rebound reaction where you produce more oil. Aside from that, dry skin makes you more prone to skin damage. Keep your skin moisturized and hydrated by using a light moisturizer and a sunscreen with a high sun protection factor.

These are just some of the factors that can trigger acne breakouts. Get rid of acne now.

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