Last Updated on Aug 05, 2016

Causes of Acne

Acne occurs when the pores on the skin become clogged.

Each pore opens to a follicle, which contains a hair and a sebaceous gland. The oil released by the sebaceous gland helps remove dead skin cells and keeps the skin soft. Excessive secretion of oil from the sebaceous gland can block the skin pores. Consequently, the oils and dead skin cells are trapped, and form small ‘plugs’ known as comedones- when the top of the plug is white, it is called as whiteheads and if the top of the plug is darkened, it is called as blackheads.

If the plug causes the wall of the follicle to rupture, dirt and bacteria found normally on the surface of the skin can enter the skin and form small infected areas called pustules also known as pimples or zits.

Acne that is deep in the skin can cause hard and tender cysts. This is condition is known as ‘cystic acne’.

Factors that aggravate the development of acne-

  • Family history of acne can also contribute to the development of acne.
  • Adolescence- During this period there is a sudden spurt in the secretion of sex hormones that causes increased formation of oils (sebum) from the sebaceous glands of the skin.
  • Hormonal changes- Changes that occur during menstrual periods, pregnancy, use of birth control pills, or stress and can aggravate acne.
  • Cosmetics- Oil based cosmetic products can cause acne.
  • Medications- Some medications like steroids, or those containing iodides and bromides can cause or worsen acne.
  • Diet- A diet high in glycemic load worsens acne.


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Herbal Treatment is best for me , i use AROGYAM PURE HERBS FACE CARE KIT which reduces my acne and its scars , it almost clear my face and now m very happy....

mandysimpkins414 Thursday, February 20, 2014

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@Guest Thursday, April 24, 2014

i also sufferer of acne but i consalt withmy doctor and she gave me retiderm medicine for the outer use of 0.5 concentration and it is working now my face is better than before while for home made remedy try sandal wood paste[chandan] which remove your acne but taking time nearly of 1 to 2month pof time

1pharmacist Saturday, November 9, 2013

Acne is also caused due to excessive heat i nstomach, this can be due to foods that are considered to increase Pitta in body. Avoiding them can bring releife within 3 days.

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jahnaviabhi Thursday, September 27, 2012

I am haripriya and I am taking antibiotics for a bacterial infection. As part of its side effects I have developed acne. I was prescribed with a solution to apply on that. I did not see any visible changes. please suggest me any home remedy for this.

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