So what triggers adult acne?
Acne can be triggered by a number of things, but most acne within adults can be caused by chronic stress. Adults suffering from chronic stress, a continual stress; can lead to an increase in hormone levels, which then leads to more oil production.
Some triggers are:
Heredity: Acne is considered a genetic disease. Those who inherit acne are more susceptible to triggers that can exacerbate the condition.
Cosmetics: Most cosmetics and hair care products carry ingredients such as plastics and fragrances. If you are currently being treated for acne, it’s important to know what ingredients are in the products you are using.
Environment: UV rays, diet, and pollution. These are all factors that can worsen acne in some. Heat and humidity can also produce an increase in oil production and blood flow.
Medications: Certain medications can cause acne as a side effect, such as those to treat epilepsy and depression.
Hygiene: Poor hygiene, and picking at any lesions, or trying to extract pores by yourself. It is also very important to clean your makeup brushes each week. This helps minimize the amount of bacteria, and helps with fewer breakouts.
It is important to be aware of issues such as phone hygiene, picking or touching the face, fabric conditioners, sport clothing, stress levels, diet, & exercise. These are all contributing factors to triggering acne.