Among all the popular skin diseases that exist in the world, acne is the most common one that affect people from all over the world. It has been known to affect a large percentage of people; reported to be around 90 percent.
The severity of acne also varies quite a bit. Some people have a very serious kind of acne, and other people have a very mild one. Some get acne that isn’t even noticeable on your skin. So, the treatment that you get for acne varies based on the type of acne you suffer from.
If you look at other skin condition, you may notice that some of them are cause by one factors. Some are caused by more than one. Acne, however, results due to several different factors that I’m about to show you below.
When treating acne, some of these factors can be controlled. One the other hand, most of them can’t be controlled and you can’t do anything about. There are also natural remedies to cure different kinds of acne.
Without further ado, let’s look at the factors and major causes of acne breakouts across the globe.
1 – Hormonal Imbalance
It has been reported that most people get breakout when they enter their teenage years. Which is when they hit puberty. What’s so special about this age group? Why do teens and adolescents get acne breakouts the most?
If you though hormones, you are right! Hormones play a big role when it comes to our growth during these years. When you are young, all kinds of hormones are released to make us grow faster and enter adulthood.
When we are around this age, our adrenal glands get super busy and they begin to produce more male hormones. The result of these hormones is that they cause our skin’s sebaceous glands to produce more oil.
If you know the anatomy of the skin, you would know that sebum (oil produced by the sebaceous glands) comes out the hair follicles. This oil acts as an adhesive and causes dead cells of the skin to accumulate in the follicles. Over time, bacteria also get stuck and then together it results in acne.
So can you really control your hormones? Nope! Not without affecting your growth.
2 – Genetics
One cause of acne is the genes you carry; your hereditary information. If you have a family history of acne, chances are high that you will suffer from acne as well. Your genes dictate how and how much of your hormones should be produced for proper growth.
So gene play a big roles. It is important to note however that just because of have family history of acne, doesn’t mean you will get acne for sure. Research in the past has shown that if you have a family history, you are more likely to get acne.
3 – What You Eat Matters a Lot
What you eat is very important. If you eat healthy, you will feel and remain healthy. If you eat bad and junk food, you will not feel too well. Your body on the outside is what you put inside.
A decade back, it was believed that your diet doesn’t play a big role in determining whether you will get or not get acne. However, recent scientific studies have shown that it totally does. Your diet does play a huge role.
If the glycemic index of your diet is high, it is more likely to cause increased sebum production and cause inflammation. In the end, it results in worsening your acne condition.
4 – Selecting Incorrect Beauty Products
You may also get acne, or make it worse, if you select beauty products that are not manufactured for your skin type. Some even contain harsh chemicals and they can easily damage your skin.
What these beauty products do is that they take out all the moisture from your skin, causing dryness and making it more prone to acne and other skin problems. You get acne, and your skin ages faster than ever.
So if you are not sure of your skin type, go with non-comedogenic skin care products. They are always better for all skin types.
5 – Medication
There are specific type of acne that is caused by certain medications. If you are taking specific steroids, blockers, some psychotic medicine, or hormones, you could be at risk (ask your doctor about this before your decide to use or stop using any drug).
These are the five major and common factors that cause acne breakouts in most people around the globe.