13 Things That Cause Acne ...

By Melanie

13 Things That Cause Acne ...

In order to fully understand how to find the right acne treatment, one will need to understand what the causes of acne are. I have came up with a list of things that cause acne to form. Below, I am going to give you 13 things that cause acne. If you have acne, then this blog may be worth your time…

13 Chocolate and Junk Food

First of all, one of the things that cause acne is chocolate and junk foods. Greasy foods also cause acne. I believe this is true, because every time my friend ate chocolate, her face broke out the next day. For some, this may not happen, but there are still others out there that have shown just how true this is.

12 Bad Hygiene

Bad hygiene can also cause acne. You need to learn how to take care of your body by washing it and do it regularly. By doing this, you will have beautiful, radiant skin. Of course, I believe bad hygiene would cause acne. What about you?

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11 Washing Your Face Too Often

Washing your face too much could also cause an individual to have acne. When I was a teenager, I thought washing my face every time I turned around would fight off acne, but I was wrong.

10 Dirty Hair

When one does not wash their hair often, this could also cause acne to form. If you are dealing with acne and you do not wash your hair often, then try washing and conditioning your hair every day. Also, pay attention to the products that you are putting in your hair. Certain products can cause acne to form. I believe you should wash your hair often and make sure you wash all of the shampoo and conditioner out.

9 Scrubbing Too Hard

When you wash your face, if you scrub it too hard, then this could cause acne to form. Tone it down a bit and do not scrub so hard. Many are under the impression that the harder the scrub, the more likely they are to get rid of their acne, but this is certainly not true. In fact, when you scrub your face, you are only making it worse. Again, I used to believe the harder you scrubbed your face, the more you would get rid of your pimples.

8 Picking

In order to get rid of acne, many pick and squeeze at the pimples. This can send those skin infections deeper into your skin, which can cause scars to form. I am a firm believer in not picking or squeezing pimples, no matter where they are or how much they are bothering you.

7 Genes

Hereditary factors are also known for causing those acne breakouts. This would go with the fact that some causes of acne cannot be avoided. Acne is something that can be inherited and it can become so serious that it causes Cystic acne. I have seen many that inherit acne from their parents or grandparents.

6 Extra Sebum

Extra sebum in the follicle can cause acne. Usually it's caused by the misbalance of hormones in your body. So it's best to run some tests with your doctor to check out your hormone levels.

5 Medications and Steroids

Specific medications and steroids can cause acne to form. I believe you should look up the medication you are taking to see if it can cause acne. I know that there are certain birth control pills that can cause acne.

4 Overusing Vitamins

Overusing vitamins can cause acne. Yes, vitamins are essential to our skin, but when you use them way too much, it could cause acne to develop. This includes vitamins B1, B6 and B12. I didn’t believe this one, but my dermatologist confirmed this.

3 Bacteria

Dead skin cells and oils cause bacteria and that causes pimples. Acne that comes from bacteria is known as Propionibacterium acnes. Excessive growth of these bacteria will cause acne as well as large lesions.

2 Hormonal Changes

Rioting hormones can cause excessive oil production as well as imbalances. This is why you commonly see acne in teenagers, pregnant women and menstruating women.

1 Diet

There are no specific findings that relate a diet to acne, but individuals have had different reactions to different foods. Too much carbonated beverages, sweets, fatty foods and caffeine can cause acne to form. I believe this is one of the things that cause acne.I monitor the foods I eat and when I see (after three times) that a certain food breaks my face out, I avoid it.

There are many other factors that can cause acne such as stress, environmental issues and clothing. As I said, if acne is inherited, then this is something that cannot be avoided. However, many of the other things such as diet and the way you wash your face can be avoided.

Can you think of something right now that has caused you to break out? Please share your things that cause acne with us…

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Im 19 and only started gettin acne last year.. yeah I had quite few spots now and then growing up but its just horrible.. Well its not as bad as it was.. and its only on my right cheek :S I just have purple marks :S Bare escentuals has great coverage for that though but still :( It is horrible depressing ontop of other things like college work etc just add to the stress and I believe stress causes it too :((

I have had acne since i was about 17 or so, but i'd only get one or 2 bumps at a time. now i'm 23, and last month when i started my period i got 2 or 3, and then by the time i was off my period my entire face was covered with them. So i went to my PCP and got put on differin, and it says clearly that it has to be used for a long period of time, and for 4-6 weeks that it will make the acne worse. well believe me, it makes it worse. but after about a week, i noticed that it was causing my lower cheeks and chin sting and itch. it also says that that is a side effect, but if it was severe to stop using and contact your doctor. So i stopped using it and of course it was the weekend so i couldn't get in for a checkup for 2 more days ): I noticed that the burning and itching feeling was only getting worse(even though I stopped using it). I called on Monday and got an appointment on tuesday morning. I was then given Minocycline capsules and was told to take them 2x a day for a week and try to knock it out my pill instead of applying the differin gel to my face so that it would not irritate it more. I was also given Hydrocortison cream to apply to the area that still itches and burns to use for a week to 10 days. it's now thursday, and the burning is going and coming. but i'm not sure if it's just time or if it's actually helping the irritation. Mainly my lips are super chapped, and I dont know what I can do to help them from hurting. (Although i never put the differin or anything else near my lips, it seems as if they may be getting a little bit of the cream or gel on them causing them to be chapped). If anyone know what I can do to fix that let me know. and i'll keep you updated as to if the Monocycline seems to work or not after I have taken it for a week.

Great list! I used to have TERRIBLE acne but now that I'm near the adult age (17 hehe) my face has started to clear up. I only break when I'm on my period, I left my makeup on too long or I've eaten something that's bad for me. Bad luck if acne runs in your family! Good thing there's many treatments on the market for them

Milk= oily pore logging hormones, switch to soy vanilla products alot of selection at trader joes. Also get facials people! I get mine every 3 weeks now cuz my skin is never clear! and avoid frangance in products n makeup n neck. I wish I knew this in my teens!! Use organic products for your face= least amount of chemicals u may be allergic too. Clean ur dirty iPhone often! if wearing make up Alll day due to a busy schedule see if u can wash it midday n start over= clean oil off. Get clarasonic= love mine! um...never sleep on ur face! Pillow cases collect oil from hair! Focus more on even tone lotions than too much acne fighting stuff to save the collagen in ur skin! Good luck!!

Punheta e Siririca

touching your face. your hands has many germs and bacteria and when you touch your face you know what happens stress....this is a mayor one for some women

Jenn, You lucky!! Chocolate doesn't affect my achne but surly affects my tummy :(!!



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