Adult Acne

        Hormones are completely responsible for how the body system works, and even the slightest change in the rest of the hormonal system can wreak havoc on the body, said MedlinePlus. Acne specifically sensitive to androgen's, human sex hormone produced by men. Women produce androgen as well, but in smaller quantities

       Androgen may cause an over production of the oil in the skin sebaceous glands, which in turn can result in acne. In times of puberty, monthly period and even having a baby, androgen testosterone increase, creating a possible size up of acne, says Pimplesorg.


         Diet has a direct effect on hormones, including insulin. Insulin affects androgens and other hormones in the body that affect acne. Good nutrition can help cut acne by controlling insulin by the glycemic index. 

         Eat foods with low glycemic index reduces the amount of insulin released in the body. Since acne is an inflammatory effect, consuming omega-3 rich food products could reduce the condition, according to


         Increased activity of the adrenal gland is a human reaction to stress. The adrenal glands are one of the ways in which the body produces androgens. As a result of stress, increased androgens cause acne outbreaks. 

        Men and women produce androgens in the adrenal gland; women represent a greater proportion of the production of androgens than men. This increased production of androgens can cause women to have acne outbreaks worse than men. Stress can be reduced through exercise, meditation and sleep.

Vitamin Deficiency 

        Health supplements play a major role in the pores and skin health. Dietary supplements A and C deficiencies reduces the body's ability to fight toxins. Lack of Vitamin A might cause dry, flaky skin and pores. Vitamin B is particularly responsible for the claw, the pores of the skin and tissue of hair, and a lack of it can cause dry, irritated and inflamed pores and skin, which can cause acne.



        Although genes can't actually be the source of acne, individuals with certain kinds of genes might be more likely to develop the condition than their peers. Conforming to the "Indian Journal of Dermatology Venereology and Leprology," there is a high concordance rate in identical twins, which sustains the theory that genes may predispose a person to blemishes.

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