A. THE CAUSES OF ACNE
Acne occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, forming pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. The sebaceous glands produce an oily substance called sebum, essential to keep the skin hydrated and healthy. However, when there is an overproduction of sebum, the excess oil can mix with dead skin cells, clog the pores, and create an environment for bacteria to thrive, leading to inflammation and acne.
Several factors can trigger an overproduction of sebum, including hormonal imbalances, genetics, poor diet, and stress.