I would say the main reason is an abnormal skin shedding process as tunnelvisionary mentioned. Our abnormal skin shedding process, I believe is a genetic thing and it basically means our pores are more supsceptible to becoming clogged due to a messed up keratinization process in our skin.
I believe that this abnormal skin shedding is basically the root of all our acne, unfortunately since it seems to be genetic the best thing we can do is find workarounds.
For example, we can get rid of the bacteria using chemicals such as BP which will help slightly but it doesnt address our skin shedding issues.
We can eat an anti inflammatory diet, and avoid foods that we are intolerant to, so that our skin wont get to the stage where the clogged pores become actual acne zits due to inflammation etc.
But at the end of the day, if our skin shedding process was normal, those other things would not matter because our pores would not become clogged in the first place and all the high inflammatory foods, or acne bacteria in the world wouldnt cause acne since there would be no clogged pores to advance into acne.
Thats the reason why some people can have super oily faces and not get any acne at all, even all that oil on their face might seem to make them more susceptible to acne, the fact they have a normal skin shedding process means the oil is pretty much harmless on thier skin.
Its also the reason some people can have the shittest diets in the world, highly inflammatory diets, eating foods they cant tolerate, but because their pores arent clogged in the first place, they dont get acne, instead they get other diseases that manifest themselves in many different ways (but not acne).
Its also the reason why some people could walk around rolling their faces in mud, dirt, oil and all types of other unclean shit yet not develop a single spot, simply because their skin shedding process is normal so they dont have to worry about that shit fucking up their pores.
Now if someone with an abnormal skin shedding process like us, did all those things I mentioned above, then our faces would be acne central simply because we are prone to acne due to our shitty skin shedding process.
Products like AHA+ and Finacea help with normalizing keratization but only to a certain degree.......
That is my take on it.....I dont know how acurate it is, but it makes sense to me.
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