Other Causes of Acne and How to Prevent with Dr. Perricone Products

One of the best ways to treat acne is to prevent it. So knowing the causes of acne is important in stopping acne before it unleashes.

Genetics, diet, environmental factors, and hormones all play a part in causing acne. This article will discuss how environmental factors and hormones cause acne and how to treat it with Dr. Perricone products.

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Cosmetics and Environment

External factors such as cosmetics and the environment can cause acne.

Some products, such as oils, lotions, and makeup, can clog pores and cause comedones. Comedones, also known as acne, are sebum and dead skin stuck in the opening of a hair follicle. The follicle may be open (blackhead) or closed (whitehead).

To prevent products from clogging pores:

  • Choose makeup products labeled as non-comedogenic.
  • Avoid oil-based foundations.
  • Cleanse skin daily to prevent buildup.

Environmental factors can also cause acne. Both dry and humid environments can create conditions in which acne is likely to appear.

Dry environments dehydrate skin and increase dead skin cells, which clog pores. Hot and/or humid environments cause sweating and increase oil production, which increases the likelihood of clogs.

To avoid the impact of your environment on acne, moisturize in dry environments and always cleanse properly.

Oil-free Perricone Skin Clear Hydrator is a moisturizer specifically formulated to help clear skin with an added bonus of anti-aging ingredients.

Hormones and Stress

Fluctuations in hormones increase oil production.

These fluctuations are common during teenage years, but also occur during:

  • Menstrual cycles
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Stress

During these times, it is important to focus on proper diet and skin care habits. The sebaceous glands, located within the dermis (the skin’s second layer) produce oil (also know as sebum) to keep skin and hair healthy and hydrated.

To get from the glands to the skin, the oil flows into follicular pores and works its way to the surface. Here, it “helps seal moisture in, which gives hair that healthy sheen and helps keep skin plump and hydrated,” according to Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology, University of Minnesota Medical School Medical and Director, Crutchfield Dermatology.

However, some people’s glands naturally overproduce oil. Cleanse properly to keep excess oil from causing acne. Try Perricone MD Skin Clear Cleanser, a non-drying cleanser which possess anti-aging sciences.

It is important to understand the causes of acne so that you can tackle each with an effective solution.

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  2. just the right information that I was looking for! .

  3. Very interesting topic!

  4. I have been diagnosed with poly-cystic Ovary syndrome. I, sucessfully tried accutane but it messed with my white blood cell count and since then I have not been able to find anything else that works for me. I have really given up all hope that I might one day have “Jennifer Lopez” skin. Please prove me wrong. I need your help

  5. I would really love to try this product! My skin has definitely been acting up lately & I hope this could turn it around..

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  6. I’ve tried a few moisturizers that hydrate my skin but have left me breaking out. Unfortunately, acne doesn’t stop after 18 and a moisturizer that combined acne prevention, moisturization, and anti aging elements seems perfect for the urban, over 25 year old women like me!

  7. Acne is one of the biggest struggles I have had with my skin throughout the years. It is very helpful to have tips on what causes it and how to prevent it. I personally have the most issues with my skin close to my menstrual cycle. I also deal with a lot of stress which might be a big factor with my challenging skin.

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