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
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