Top Causes of Adult Acne

The American Academy of Dermatology says that acne is a skin condition that affects most people in the U.S. But what causes it?


Acne happens when the pores in our skin are blocked by dirt, dead skin cells, bacteria or oil. When a pore is blocked, a "zit" starts to appear on our skin. If this continues, a person is said to have acne.

Acne in young adult


In females, the polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is often a common culprit.

1. A Possible Medical Condition


In some cases, acne can be caused by a medical condition. In females, the polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is often a common culprit. But to better understand the situation, dermatologists often perform an exam. They can also take blood tests.



2. Biological History


Acne isn't always your fault! Some times, your genetics can be the reason you have acne. If a family member has acne, there are chances that you can be genetically predisposed. But there's no need to worry! All types of acne can be treated.


3. Stress

When we go through stress, the androgen levels in our bodies rise.

Research has often shown a relationship between stress and acne. Our bodies contain androgen, that is one of the most prominent reasons we get acne. When we go through stress, the androgen levels in our bodies rise. See our previous blog post for how to manage stress effectively.


4. Medicine


Some medications we take can have side effects that can make our acne worse. Before you start taking specific medicine, consult your dermatologist and ask them if it's safe to consume medicine. Common culprits can be birth control pills and steroid inhalers.

Don't be embarrassed to seek professional help!