Acne is caused by the over-production of oil from sebaceous glands, usually driven by changes in hormone levels, leading to blocked and inflamed pores.
Adult + acne = not normal
If you think dealing with zits as an adult is a rare or odd occurrence, think again. From the dermatologists point of view and from what studies have shown, adult acne is quite common.
While the underlying origin of both teenage and adult acne is the same—skin inflammation caused by a pore-blocking oil called sebum, pimples, whiteheads, etc. can be more problematic for the older crowd. Adults can have a little more trouble with breakouts than teens because their skin is drier, so they’re dealing with dryness, wrinkles and acne together.
An occasional breakout does not, however, automatically indicate a skin “condition” and require a trip to the dermatologist’s office. If you’ve tried a few over-the-counter products and have had little-to-no results, or possibly some side effects, like itching, dryness or rash, and you’re unsure which product to try next, then it may be worth your time to see a dermatologist and get a professional opinion.
Poor eating habits cause acne
It is a common misconception that chocolate, pizza, and greasy foods cause acne.While the foods you consume may play a small role in the overall health of your skin, there is no direct, definitively-proven correlation between eating these so-called ‘acne foods’ and having a breakout.
If someone insists a certain food causes their skin to erupt, they should remove it from their diet. Sometimes, it’s the only way to figure out if you do indeed have a reaction to a certain food.
Stress causes breakouts
Excessive worrying can’t be blamed for your bad skin…well, entirely blamed, anyway. Stress may be a factor in acne occurrences, so while there may be some truth to this ‘myth,’ it’s difficult to quantify or prove that there is a causative relationship between stress and acne.
Excerpts from today.com