Acne Triggers: What Is Causing My Acne?

Acne Triggers: What Is Causing My Acne?

By | 2018-07-19T14:07:15+00:00 February 12, 2018|Acne, Hormonal Acne|

Nasty breakouts. Horrible rash. Pimples. Small red bumps. Painful lesions under your skin. These are just some of the hideous symptoms we’ve all gone through in the past. Sadly some of us are still experiencing most of those, resulting in high levels of stress and frustration.

We know you’ve been looking to find out what is causing your acne and we have just the right information for you!

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The program starts with a 60-minute 360 Complexion Analysis with one of our expert Clear Skin Coaches. Let’s get you clear together!

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Acne is a term to describe these, and it occurs at any time in your lifetime. Majority of people happen to experience acne in their teenage years. However, it is common to have symptoms later or throughout life.

But have you ever wondered what exactly is triggering your acne? Or maybe you have been desperately trying to understand the causes of your acne?

Well, various factors might be causing your acne. Nevertheless, five main groups can be distinguished as the core contributors to acne.

  1. Stress
  2. Hormones
  3. Gut Health
  4. Pore Clogging Ingredients
  5. Food

Stress & Acne

First of all, let’s talk STRESS. No matter whether your day to day life consists of working full time or not, juggling loads of tasks, children, studies or anything else, the element of stress is impossible to avoid.

Girl With Acne Hiding Under Bed Sheet

However, have you ever wondered how much impact stress might be having on your skin?

Studies by various researchers including Stanford University have shown that there is a direct link between mental and emotional pressure (a.k.a. Stress) and your skin health.

In fact, the stressful periods are linked to sebum which is a waxy substance that eventually clogs the pores. Therefore, the more stress you experience, the more acne prone your skin might be.

Hormonal Acne Causes

Second and one of the most talked about acne triggers is HORMONES. As you can imagine, this one might be difficult to control if you don’t know that it is causing your acne. Although the human body’s primary function is to balance the hormones which keep the core functions running smooth and well, it is not always the case.

Hormonal acne often appears because of the connection between testosterone (although primarily male hormone, also produced by females), androgen receptors in the skin and sensitivity to it.
Essentially, hormonal acne might be more difficult to understand, but it can indeed be treated.

Here, at Natural Acne Clinic we help to battle and treat hormonal acne daily, so get in touch with one of our expert Clear Skin Coaches if you’ve been trying to tackle this one by yourself.

Gut Health & Acne

The third acne trigger we need to discuss is GUT HEALTH. While you may think ‘how do I know if my gut is healthy’ we can tell you about that in no time!

Good gut health includes no bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation. Don’t worry, and we’re not trying to invade your privacy here, gut health and bowel movements are closely related.

There are many causes for poor gut health: from being highly stressed to taking specific medication, from eating junk food to consuming too much Chardonnay.

Inflammation and excess of bacteria may drive the production of Acne-like pimples, therefore, understanding the bacteria and ecosystem of your gut is essential in getting acne-free.

Food & Acne

Last but not least important acne trigger is DIET AND NUTRITION. While we’ve all heard the famous phrase ‘you are what you eat,’ we have also seen the spots and pimples pop up after indulging in foods high in sugar. So, does it mean that sugar is the one to avoid?

Well, not necessarily! In fact, there might be certain foods or supplements which are your acne triggers because they contain specific nutrient or nutrients and vitamins which you may not tolerate as well as you may have thought.

Book a 360 Complexion Analysis with our Clear Skin Coach here and find out what’s causing your acne now.

Pore Clogging Ingredients

We already discussed things which sometimes we cannot control such as stress, or may not be aware of such as gut health. However, pore-clogging ingredients are one of the factors that can be controlled though may be more difficult.

These are usually elements and particles that clog the skin and make your skin more acne prone. Thinking about a list of the ingredients on each cream and makeup product you buy or pick up in the Drugstore, may be difficult even to understand or you may not know where to start.

Black & White Photo - Female Acne Sufferer

We’ve got you covered though! Book a call with one of our expert Clear Skin Coaches now, and you will talk about the exact ingredients that may be causing your acne.

Overall, we cannot emphasize enough that no single cause or trigger is causing your acne.

From our experience treating thousands of clients, Acne usually appears to be triggered by a combination of multiple things rather than one.

However, if you’re not sure what could be triggering your acne, don’t wait another minute because we can, and we will help you!

Do you know YOUR primary acne trigger? Still struggling with an unsure self-diagnosis?

We created a short quiz to help you Discover YOUR Complexion Triggers

Are you ready to finally clear your acne once and for all? We are here to help.

If you have tried it all and still have acne, our comprehensive 16-week Online Acne Program is the answer. Start with an 360 Complexion Analysis with one of our Clear Skin Coaches to get your customized Acne Clearing Treatment Plan!

About the Author: Jessica Gremley

Jessica has been a Medical Esthetician, Certified Acne Specialist & Healing Diets Coach since 2003. Like many, she struggled with acne and was frustrated with an endless cycle it clearing up and then returning. She became determined to find a way to clear acne without pharmaceuticals. Today, she offers a complete acne regimen - combining proven products, natural supplements and lifestyle changes - with a 95% success rate. Her Natural Acne Clinic just outside of Denver, Colorado and she also offers online treatment programs for people across the country.

2 Comments

  1. Julie February 15, 2018 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Hi Jessica,

    I have suffered with acne since I was 14 and at the age of 20 I started taking Yasmin. I have been taking birth control for over 6 years now and my skin has cleared out. However, I still get pimples before my period. I want to get pregnat but I am concerned that I will get my acne back. Before going off birth control should I take Healthy Skin supplement along with EPA Omega-3 supplements? I would love to hear back from you.

    Thanks

    • Juliana Tringali February 16, 2018 at 4:32 pm - Reply

      Thank you for reading our blog post, as well as, your comment 🙂 To answer your questions and be of best support, we recommend you hop online to schedule a complimentary 15 minute consultation. Yes, we work with hormonal acne, pregnant mothers and those looking to become pregnant. Here is the link to schedule: https://www.naturalacneclinic.com/online-booking/

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