TopConsumerReviews.com is a world-leading consumer product review site. We provide detailed reviews and ratings for thousands of products and services.

 

Go To Reviews >

Major Causes of Acne

Whether you're fifteen or thirty-five, acne is never fun. In fact it's often the exact opposite- bringing embarrassment, shame, and eventually low self-esteem. Boy, girl, young, old, blonde, and brunette - many people suffer from these red, and often painful, bumps. There are reasons people get acne and some identifiable causes. Being aware of these causes can help you prevent and guard against the development of your acne - and leave your T-zone pimple free!

First, it's important to remember that acne doesn't just appear out of nowhere. In truth, the development of acne is a very normal occurrence caused by the unfortunate combination of overactive oil glands and hair follicles in the skin. Every follicle, or pore, on your face sprouts a tiny little hair that is connected - under your outer layer of skin- with multi-lobed oil glands, also named the sebaceous glands. These sebaceous glands produce a substance known as sebum, which lubricates the hair and skin. Sometimes the coupled effect of over-produced sebum and dead skin cells shed by the tiny hair follicle, mix together and end up clogging the pore. Bacteria, which live on the sebum lead to swelling and redness- and voila! It is the ugly start of acne.

There are many reasons the sebaceous glands over produce sebum, and likewise reasons the pore might have problems properly shedding its dead skin cells. One big reason is due to heredity. Some people are just born with small pores that make clogging dead skin cells, easy. Others are born with hyper-active sebaceous glands. Still more people are unfortunately born with both. This type of cause can be difficult when preventing acne, because it's simply in your genes. Luckily, there are products to fight acne when it does appear, should this be your case.

Another main culprit that often causes acne is, well… hormonal. That is why many of acne's sufferers are today's teens. Due to the raging hormones of society's youth, this large and diverse group becomes a chief target for acne. Young women, for instance, may often see flare-ups during or around the time of their menstrual cycle. This is due to the hormonal imbalance in women at that time; and young men experience an increased production of the male sex hormone- androgens- during puberty, which can lead to a hormonal imbalance and unfortunately- acne.

Finally, what often causes hormonal changes (aside from puberty) can just be increased stress, and not receiving enough sleep. Also, clogging pores with make-up or especially oily moisturizers and foundations can contribute to the causes of acne.

So keep your face clean, stay informed, remember acne is totally normal and there are many ways to relieve it for those instances when prevention simply doesn't cut it.

Go To Reviews >

Top Consumer Reviews Articles

TopConsumerReviews.com provides unique articles that you won't find anywhere else on the internet. These articles are designed to help you make the most informed decisions possible.


Acne In The News

Does Zinc for Acne Really Work Dermatologists Weigh In

We've seen a lot of interesting acne treatments - some of which dermatologist are quick to call BS on. But using zinc for acne, often a subject of debate on skin-care blogs, is a somewhat debatable ac...

Published:  Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:59:00 GMT



The rise of the acne positivity movement

It was on a family holiday that Kali Kushner discovered, abruptly, just how others viewed her skin. "At the end of the day I washed off my makeup," she recalls. "My nephew said: "˜Why is your face so d...

Published:  Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:40:00 GMT



Dryer Sheets Can Cause Acne, and Everything Sucks

In today's ugh-worthy news, another seemingly harmless household product is out to ruin your skin. In a Reddit post first spotted by MarieClaire.com that's now going viral, one user by the username of ...

Published:  Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:52:00 GMT



Georgia Toffolo reveals heartache over cruel troll jibes about her acne and being "˜awfully bullied' at 14

Toff says she has been bombarded with nasty comments since being crowned Queen of the Jungle The 23-year-old, known as Toff, says she has been bombarded with nasty comments since being crowned Queen o...

Published:  Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:20:00 GMT



Could this new study help create an acne vaccine

Acne is one of the most common complaints dermatologists deal with, and it affects an incredible amount of people. But despite new treatments constantly cropping up, and cult face creams going viral f...

Published:  Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:15:00 GMT




- View Full Site -