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Now that we understand biological factors that contribute to acne, we can focus on environmental and genetic aspects of disease. As far as genetics are concerned, adolescents with a family history of acne tend to also have disease.
At some level, it's way our genes program our glands and hormones, which in turn affects how much oil glands produce.
Other factors can actually make acne worse. Greasy make-up, and other types of drugs, usually androgens, can cause acne to flare up. Women are more at risk as their menstrual cycle nears each month.
Wearing tight collars, hats or even bags over shoulders can also contribute. Many times weather can also affect acne. A hot and humid day can cause a breakout.
Also, squeezing, popping or picking at lesions (pimples, whiteheads, blackheads and zits) will not help at all. In fact, oil and bacteria on your hands will actually clog other surrounding pores more.
So not everyone can avoid Acne, but if you know causes, then there's a chance to prevent it.
Steve Williams is a freelance writer, who suffered acne for many years. His research into prevention and acne cures have helped him, and other fellow sufferers. Discover useful advice and information about the causes and prevention of acne. Website contains useful articles and updated information on this nasty skin condition. http://www.acne-treatment-zap.com/