Those red inflamed, sometimes painful pimples on the surface of your skin can be a nightmare. To get a better understanding of why they occur in the first place, I have noted down 6 possible reasons.
Hormones produce acne by a) increasing the production of sebum b) clogging pores with dead skin cells and c) producing bacteria. This often occurs when hormones are unstable during the time of puberty, the menstrual cycle and pregnancy.
Genes play a major role in determining how the body functions. If your parents dealt with acne it is possible that you will too.
3. Face Oils
Not all oils are suitable for the skin. If an oil is low in linoleic acid and high in oleic acid it is likely to clog pores and cause breakouts. The best oils to use are grapeseed, sunflower and rosehip.
High stress levels disrupt hormones which makes you more prone to breakouts.
5. Germs From Your Hands
Touching your face after using your phone, opening door handles and handeling cash transfers germs on to the face which causes acne.
Dairy can effect hormones, increase inflammation and encourage the production of oil glands to clog pores and cause acne.