What are the causes of acne?
If your parents have acne during their teenage years, then
you have a higher chance of getting acne. You may also inherit
an overactive oil gland from your parents or grandparents.
High amounts of hormones stimulate the oil glands to produce
more oil and sebum. High amounts of sebum lead to pore clogging.
High levels of sex hormones are expected during puberty. During
menstrual cycles hormonal activity is also high.
3. Anabolic Steroids
They are used by body builders to increase muscle mass. The
use of anabolic steroids increases the hormone testosterone
which is also converted to dihydrotestosterone. Dihydrotestosterone
causes the oil glands to pump more oil.
4. Medication containing halogens (iodides, bromides, chlorides),
lithium,barbiturates or androgens
5. Exposure to high levels halogenated aromatic compounds
(chlorinated dioxins and dibenzofurans)
A good example of a victim of this type of ACNE also known
as Chloracne is the Ukrainian president Viktor Yushchenko.
Stress and the lack of sleep can aggravate the symptoms of acne. It can also lower the strength of your immune system thus it is very important to get sufficient sleep. If you are suffering from sleeping disorders, you can try using Melatonin. Melatonin is a natural hormone produced by the body to help us sleep at night. It is much better than prescription sleeping pills because melatonin side effects are not as bad compared to prescription sleep aids. Melatonin for sleep is very safe and effective, you can buy melatonin supplements in the nearest health shop and you do not need a prescription to purchase it.
1. http://dermnetnz.org/acne/acne-causes.html "Causes
of acne" (Last updated 08 Aug 2007)
2. http://www.acneguide.ca/basics/acne/what_causes_acne.html "What Causes Acne?"(Last modified: Friday, 16-Feb-2007")
3. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/acne.html "Acne" (Topic last reviewed: 13 September 2007)
updated: May 18, 2008