Acne is a long-term skin condition generally associated with breakouts of whiteheads, pimples and greasy skin, and in some severe cases it can lead to scarring. Whilst acne is a treatable skin condition not all treatments are as successful as others. Causes include:
Puberty, premenstrual flares, disorders with high testosterone levels, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, anabolic steroids and oral steroids.
Contact with the skin through occupation or cosmetics.
Increase in sebum glands activity during period of stress.
A degree of acne affects nearly everyone between ages of 15-17 and it has been well documented that genetics have a prominent role too.
Since 2005, studies have shown “no robust evidence that acne is caused or worsened by a lack of hygiene.”
There may be a possible link between dairy intake and acne, however more studies are needed to prove this.
There are no proven links between acne and the intake of:
Products that contain a patented, soluble form of 5% benzoyl peroxide (BPO), which are more easily absorbed by the skin, have been clinically proven to penetrate the follicles for effective reduction in both P. acnes bacteria and associated lesions.
Alternatively, view our suggested treatments below.