What Causes Acne?

What Causes Acne?

Understanding Your Skin

Acne can be embarrassing and cause self-esteem to decline.  Acne is very common among teenagers and less common in adults, but effects everyone of all ages.  Either way it is something that most of us would rather not have to encounter.  This skin condition is apart of life and it can be reduced if you understand what and what not to do to your skin.  Also, if you understand where the condition comes from then you’ll know how it needs to be treated.  So, what causes acne?  Acne occurs when hair follicles become clogged with dead skin cells and oil.  Your acne may show up as blackheadspimples and whiteheads.  They may appear on different parts of the body like the shoulders, upper back, face, chest and forehead.

Use Natural Skin Care Products

If you are using skin care products  that are filled with chemicals and unnatural ingredients this could be the reason you cannot get rid of your acne.  Most that shop for skin care products don’t consider the ingredients that are used to produce the product, could cause your acne to become worst.  Some ingredients you should stay away from if you have acne prone skin are synthetic perfumessodium lauryl sulfate, Isopropyl Myristate, Isopropyl Palmitate, SD Alcohol 40, Denatured Alcohol, Ethanol, Isopropyl Alcohol, and Sodium Chloride.  These are especially harmful if you have sensitive skin that breaks out easily.  I am all for natural skin care products.  They are usually the best option and cause the lease amount of damage and harm to the skin.  Using harsh chemicals can have an adverse effect.  They can strip a large amount of oil and overstimulate the oil glands.

Greasy And Unhealthy Foods

Foods that we love to eat like pizza, fries, potato chips and burgers are likely the major cause.  Poor nutrition leads to acne breakouts.  These foods contain high amounts of sugar.  Dairy Products will also cause flare-ups.  Dairy is made from milk and milk causes mucus.  Mucus will force it’s way out of the body through the skin.  No one should be drinking it regardless because milk was made for baby cows not humans.  It’s no wonder so many people struggle with acne and why it won’t ever disappear.

Natural Skin Care Products

Feeding your skin with natural ingredients is the best thing you can do for your acne.  Natural skin care products normally contain more vitamins and healthy minerals that are beneficial to the skin.  My favorite?  You guessed it! Our whipped shea butter blend.  When you add shea butter, cocoa butter and coconut oil you’ll have an undeniable body butter.  These butters help with acne because they do not clog pores.  Instead, they actually feed and nourish the skin with the most vital nutrients.  This blend also helps to get rid of blemishes and acne scars.  The main vitamin in this blend is vitamin e and is known to fade dark marks.