SKIN CARE ROUTINE FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN
WHAT CAUSES ACNE?
- Hormones – For the majority of people, acne prone skin develops during puberty, a time of significant hormonal change for both boys and girls. Adults can also get acne prone skin during regular hormonal changes related to pregnancy and period cycles.
- Bacteria – Acne prone skin tends to be quite oily due to excess sebum secretion, leading to the overgrowth of usually harmless bacteria that lives on the skin. This can then cause irritation and inflammation of already enlarge pores.
- Genetics - There is evidence that shows genetics play a large part in people’s skin type. This means if both parents suffered from acne during the teenage years, it is likely their children will also have acne prone skin. This applies to adult acne as well.
DO I HAVE ACNE PRONE SKIN?
If you’re experiencing any of the following problems, there’s a good chance that have skin that’s vulnerable to acne.
- Your skin has a generally shiny appearance, especially around your T-zone
- Your skin regularly has blemishes, impurities and breakouts, more so during periods of changing hormones
- You often find large or clogged pores on your skin
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