The causes of acne are varied and complex. Family history, hormones and stress can all play a part. Basically, pimples form when sebum, your skin’s natural oil, gets trapped under the surface. “It can mix with dead cells and form a plug called a comedone. It also might react with p. acnes, a bacterium found in hair follicles, triggering inflammation.” (source)

According to the Mayo Clinic, four main factors that cause acne are:

  • Oil production
  • Dead skin cells
  • Clogged pores
  • Bacteria

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