10 Possible Causes Of Acne


10 Possible Causes Of Acne

Acne is just annoying! Recently I had a sudden acne-full phase and there were at least 4-5 acne on my face at any given time for continuously two months. Thankfully they have subsided now but the spots are still bothering me.

Acne is caused due to hyperactive sebaceous glands. These glands produce sebum that transfers dead cells to the top of skin. Acne are caused when follicles get blocked and oil accumulates under skin.

Acne facial care teenager woman squeezing pimple

There are a lot of things that are connected to acne and pimples. These are the 10 possible causes of acne-

Blame It On Your Genes

Genetic predisposition to acne is quite common. If your parents had this trouble, there are chances that you will get them too. My mom had acne as a teen and she passed it on to me 🙁

Male Hormones

Acne usually occur during puberty. Androgens are male hormones but these are produced in girls as well, in small quantities though. Out of androgens, testosterone stimulates sebum-production. More sebum leads to more acne.

More Hormones

Fluctuations in hormonal levels can also cause acne. If a woman is on oral-contraceptives, hormones undergo a lot of changes. These combine with testosterone and cause pimples.


Corticosteroids, androgens or lithium are present in some medicines and may cause acne. If you are already suffering from acne then these medications may make them worse.

Your Food

High intake of carbohydrate in your food can cause acne. Dairy products are also among the culprits that can worsen your acne.

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Your Surroundings

If you work in kitchen for long hours, the oily conditions resulting from frying etc. can result in acne. The oil sticks to skin and blocks hair follicles resulting in acne.


Stress causes quite a lot of fluctuation in hormonal levels of body. This may result in acne or worsen it if you already have acne.


Bacteria tend to grow in hair follicles clogged by sebum and dead cells. When your skin turns into a habitat for such bacteria, your acne may worsen. Bacteria cause inflammatory acne.

Oily Cosmetics

The makeup and skincare products that contain oil also have the tendency to clog pores. These clogged pores accumulate sebum and turn into acne.


Yes this device is also responsible for acne. Mobile phones harbour dirt, oil and bacteria throughout the day which is transferred to your skin when you use your phone. It is advisable to keep your cellphone clean by wiping it with alcohol.

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These were the main possible causes behind acne. Avoid these and enjoy good skin.

Do you know any more causes of acne?

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