Acne is the most common skin ailment in the world. It occurs when the hair follicle pores become clogged with excess sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria. An inflammation develops, which can be mild, moderate or severe. Genetics is the main cause, which means breakouts tend to run in families. Research suggests that this is because the type of skin that is prone to acne is hereditary.
Do Hormones Cause Acne?
Acne can appear at any age, but it is more prevalent in teenagers because of hormone fluctuations. When hormones increase, the sebaceous gland secretes more sebum, a natural oil that keeps your skin soft. When excess oil is produced, the follicle pore becomes clogged. Dead skin cells, dirt and bacteria stick to the oil, causing an inflammation or breakout. Blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and pustules all begin in this way. Other times hormonal fluctuations may cause breakouts include during menstruation, pregnancy and menopause.
Individuals may have different reasons for the cause of their acne, and when you meet our skin specialist at SKC Dermatology, you may learn about your type of skin and discover the underlying cause of your breakouts.
Do Makeup and Skincare Products Cause It?
Makeup may irritate the skin and exacerbate a acne breakout, but that doesn’t mean it causes a breakout. If you think your issue is related to your makeup, our professionals can help you choose the right kind of makeup and moisturizers for you. These do not clog the pores.
Talk to the Professionals About Your Case
When you visit SKC Dermatology, your acne will be examined, and we will ask questions to help you determine the causes of your breakouts. At that time, a course of treatment may be prescribed. Contact us today to book a consultation at our office in Paramus, NJ!