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Causes of Acne, a brief overview

Acne is a common skin condition that affects people of all ages, but it is especially prevalent among teenagers and young adults. Understanding the different types of acne and their causes is the first step towards effective treatment and prevention.

The root causes of acne can be attributed to several factors:

Hormonal Changes: Fluctuations during puberty, pregnancy, and menstrual cycles can increase oil production, leading to acne.

Diet: High glycemic foods and dairy products might contribute to acne in some individuals.

Stress: Elevated stress levels can increase cortisol, exacerbating acne.

Genetics: A family history of acne can increase one's susceptibility.

Lifestyle Factor

Impact on Acne 


Can aggravate or mitigate symptoms

Stress Management 

Essential for reducing outbreaks 

Hygiene Practices 

Critical for preventing blockages 

In terms of prevention and treatment, adopting specific hygiene practices such as washing the face twice daily with a mild cleanser and using non-comedogenic products can significantly mitigate the risk of acne outbreaks. Furthermore, managing stress through regular exercise and mindfulness techniques can also have a beneficial impact.

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