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.
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.
Fluctuations in hormones increase oil production.
These fluctuations are common during teenage years, but also occur during:
- Menstrual cycles
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.