Causes of Acne

 

Clogged pores

All types of acne occur when pores, or hair follicles, in the face, neck, chest or back become clogged with excess oil, dead skin cells or built up bacteria.

 

Bacteria

The most common bacteria causing acne is Propionibacterium acnes

 

Oily skin

Some people may have naturally oilier skin and be genetically predisposed to acne.

Hormones

Hormones certainly affect the skin and may also lead to the development of acne. The onset of puberty, pregnancy, menstruation and high dose hormonal birth control methods may trigger acne breakouts.

Skin care regimen

Some skin care product ingredients can cause or exacerbate acne.  Examples include scrubs and exfoliating agents.

 

Diet

Some possible dietary factors include processed foods, packaged foods, preservatives, dairy products and high-starch foods.  Some studies have identified these potential triggers.

Stress

Many studies have shown that culminate stress can cause or worsen acne.  Stress reducing measures include:

No electronics, TV or video games for 30-60 minutes before sleep

Prayer, yoga, massage, or other relaxation techniques for 5-15 minutes before sleep

Adequate sleep (8 or more hours per night)

No caffeine after 2 pm

Exercising 3-5 times per week

Sleeping at the same time every night (preferably at 10 pm or so)

Establishing a bedtime regimen

No eating before sleep

Types of Acne

There are different types of acne

Acne Treatment and Prevention

We can help treat your acne 

Acne Scarring-Chemical Peels

Decrease scarring

Clovis Dermatology

275 W. Herndon Ave.
Clovis, CA 93612
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We are on the northwest corner of Herndon and Villa, next to the Peachwood Urgent Care
2 blocks west of the 168 freeway