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About Acne

If you have ever had a pimple, you’ve had acne. It is a hormonal and inflammatory disease that affects all ethnicities, particularly during adolescence and early adulthood, and is found primarily on the face and upper body

Acne lesions occur when the pores of the skin become clogged, trapping skin oil and bacteria inside, leading to a variety of acne lesions, from mild acne to severe acne that can scar

Factors that may make acne worse: genetics, hormones, physical irritation of the skin, stress, sunburns, cosmetics, and diet.

Avoid pore-clogging ingredients, and always pop correctly. 

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For Females Menopause and Acne The hormonal changes in menopause can, in rare instances, cause an increase in acne symptoms. Acne after menopause is very rare, and if you see... May 08, 2020
Smoking/Alcohol/Drugs Alcohol and Acne Nobody knows whether drinking alcohol can lead to cause acne or make acne worse. The scientific community has not produced enough evidence, and the evidence we do have is inconclusive and mixed. However, physical irritation of the skin makes acne worse, and inebriated people tend to be less careful. May 07, 2020
Hormones Do Anabolic Steroids Cause Acne? Taking anabolic steroids dramatically increases the chance of developing acne or worsening existing acne, both on the face as well as on the body. It also comes with a plethora of other negative consequences, some of which can be lifelong. May 07, 2020
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Pregnancy Does Pregnancy Cause Acne? The hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy normally lead to clearer skin. However, especially during the third trimester, an acne flare may occur. If you experience acne during pregnancy, be sure to speak with your doctor before using any medications. May 01, 2020
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