Acne Facts

To get the bulleted list on acne facts without all the fluff here is a list of the most important acne facts.

  1. There is no possible known way to prevent the development of acne. Acne is not caused by diet. No scientific connection has been found between diet and acne.
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  2. Contrary to popular belief acne is not caused by dirt. The problem is deep in the skin and not on the surface although acne appears to be a surface skin condition. Between the body’s production of sebum and dead skin flakes all the ingredients are present for acne to form.
  3. Acne appears to be hereditary. Genetics for skin type and hormone levels can be consistent from one generation to the next.
  4. Zinc plays a large role skin health. Acne sufferers can benefit tremendously from high levels of zinc.
  5. Frequent washing of the acne-affected skin does not help. Instead, it adversely affects acne.
  6. Women’s acne problems fluctuate due to monthly hormone surges which cause an increase in sebum production.
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