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Causes of bad acne & pimples

Updated on December 2, 2013
Understanding Pimples: What Causes Acne?

There aren’t too many major acne causes, though there are few understood factors which we can actually call as causes of acne and pimples.

  • Sebum i.e. Overproduction of oil from the skin
  • Desquamation i.e. Constant shedding of dead skin cells
  • Growth of Propionibacteria acnes Bacteria that lives on skin

Regardless of age and gender, most of us experience acne, but getting to know the reasons behind these natural occurrences can help you in finding out some important things behind it to avoid making acne bad. If we talk about what scientists say, then the most precise causes of acne are still not clear, yet there are some factors which cause acne spots to aggravate.

Hormonal Acne

Acne is more often associated with a person’s juvenile years. This is because puberty activates extensive biochemical activity that causes acne and other skin spots. Acne hormonal activity doesn't occur just for teenagers: Pregnant women or those who go through menopause also experience similar sort of hormonal imbalance that normally causes acne. Hormonal acne is totally normal and you don’t need to worry if you’re among the mentioned.

Acne caused by Genetics

Acne can be transferred through heredity. If someone’s parents had acne the chances of their offspring being affected by acne would considerably increase. White people are commonly observed having acne, but in reality, acne affects all ethnic groups.

Anxiety Causes Acne

Hard to believe but a harrowing life denies you a spotless, clear skin. Stress and tension can produce an augmented release of hormones from adrenal glands that results in pimples and acne. Several researches have proven that there’s distinct connection between increased stress and acne outbursts. It can be said, for a blemish-free skin - live a care-free life! J

Existing Medical Problems

Issues that already exist such as inflammation, skin irritation, hyperactive sebaceous glands, the amassing of dead skin cells which congest pores and cause sebum to increase, and also bacteria in the pores are among the reasons why you get pimples.

Diet as cause of acne
Diet really matters! Foods that are processed or contain refined sugar may cause a rapid increase blood sugar and sebum production, can make acne worse.

Other Acne Causes

Acne can also grow if your body is exposed to certain chemical compounds, such as chloracne or certain halogens, and drugs and anabolic steroids like amphetamines.

In a nutshell, anything that could harm your body isn’t good for skin as well.


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