The Top 5 Most Commonly Overlooked Causes of Acne

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The true source of a break-out can often be difficult to pinpoint.  Maybe you’ve been diligent with your skin-care routine.  Perhaps you’ve received an online consultation from YoDerm in order to discover the root-cause of your acne.  Still, you continue to suffer from break-outs despite your exhaustive efforts to care for your skin.  We all know that acne can be influenced by hormones, and stress levels.  But could there be some other contributing factors that are commonly overlooked? Fortunately, we’ve compiled a list that includes five causes of acne that our patients typically miss.

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Pregnancy and Acne

Pregnancy and Acne

Why am I suddenly breaking out now that I’m pregnant?

Hormones play a role in virtually every case of acne. In particular, sex hormones like testosterone and estrogen affect your sebaceous glands, which regulate your skin’s oil production. And as we have learned, more oil means more acne. So it’s no surprise that when someone becomes pregnant, their hormone levels change drastically, which directly affects their complexion. Continue reading

Stress and Acne

Pimples seem to appear at the least opportune times — like before you go on a date or as you walk into a job interview. And no, this is not a coincidence. Research shows that a period of emotional or physical stress can cause acne breakouts. Stress is your body’s way of reacting and adapting to challenging situations but it can sometimes manifest in unfavorable forms, such as acne.

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Milk and Acne

Milk and Acne

Milk’s effect on acne

Many people have been trying to find that one pesky culprit in their diet that causes acne, and while many have speculated that chocolate and sugary foods are that culprit, some recent studies have suggested that milk, a common staple of the diet, is behind the worsening of acne. The slight irony in this is that skim milk has the strongest correlation with worse acne, so people are hurting their skin while trying to maintain a healthy weight.
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