Here is a simple exercise. Go to your local grocery store and pick up a package of Oreo cookies. But when you get home, you have a strange urge. You can’t eat just three Oreo’s, you eat a whole row. You crack open the two black biscuits and scrape the creamy white sugar paste with your teeth. That’s eighteen cookies that will create havoc on your face the next day.
Common Acne Causes
The cause of acne is unknown. Here are the possible outcomes:
- Hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy.
- Intake of birth control pills.
- Increase in hormones during puberty is a major factor and acne can usually go away around the age of 30. Some people can have persistent acne through their 40s to 50s. The hormones can have the oil glands react and clog.
However, the oil does not cause an acne breakout
- The breakout is not caused by eating fried foods or sweets.
- There is no scientific way or drug at this time that can prevent acne.
- Poor hygiene is not a cause of acne.
- Sweating or not washing: these factors don’t contribute to the cause of clogged pores that cause an acne breakout.
- No scientific evidence has proven that diet may cause acne. However, if you suspect a food may be causing you acne, then eliminate it from your diet for a few weeks and see if that helps.
Want to Make Your Acne Worse?
If you pick at your skin, scrub with a soap that doesn’t mix well with your PH balance, then the walls of your pores may break out and cause more acne. Pressing to pop that whitehead or the blackhead can get rid of the pimple but you will have scars.
Washing your face more than 2 or 3 times a day can make your oil glands work harder because you could be drying your skin out.
Makeup may block your pores. Try the water-based or oil-free makeup to significantly reduce the chances of a breakout.
During the summer days I would get this huge mountain of a pimple that would stick out of my face. I could not identify what was going on. It was extremely embarrassing.
I started to eliminate sweets from my diet. When that didn’t work, I started to wash my face at least 3 times a day. Nothing was helping this entity from forming to its full potential.
Then one day it hit me
I was using moisturizers for the purpose of sun block, but instead of it helping me it was making my acne worse. Avoid oil-based moisturizers and cocoa butter. That Noxzema, Pond’s Cold Cream, or other greasy makeup remover is a no, no too.
Whether its genetics, or puberty getting acne is a problem for every living human being. If acne is a problem for you, then try to identify the cause and start the process of elimination. Heck, if it is just your hormones, then you can still go on that Oreo cookie binge.