Know your skin

Know Your skin

How Acne Occurs?

Major causes of Acne explained.

Some of the primary reasons behind the occurrence of Acne include:


Acne starts occurring in teenagers due to an increase in the level of Androgen production. Androgen is a hormone which signals the body to produce more sebum, the oil produced by the sebaceous glands. Excessive sebum secretion breaks down the cellular walls in the pores, resulting in the growth of the acne-cause radicals/bacteria.

Acne Breakouts Reasons - Hormones
Acne Breakouts Reasons - Bacteria


When the excess sebum secretion clogs the skin’s pores, it becomes the breeding ground for the acne-causing bacteria, Propionibacterium acnes. This bacterium occurs naturally and contributes to infection. If there are too many of them in the pIugged follicles, the enzyme secretion increases, causing inflammatory acne like Papules.

Acne Breakouts Reasons - Food Habits


Greasy foods are another reason behind pus-filled breakouts. The oil content in the skin is further boosted by the junk foods which further deteriorates the skin’s condition. It all begins with redness which eventually turns into a stubborn pimple.

Acne Breakouts Reasons - Diets


Irregular diet is a man-made reason behind acne. Less consumption of water, spicy foods, stress, inadequate sleep, etc., aggravate the condition of acne. However, this is something that can be controlled.

Acne Breakouts Reasons - Pollution and Dirt

Pollution & Dirt

An overlay of dirt on the skin can also worsen the acne on one’s face. With proper skincare regime, this reason can be combated.


Irregular menstrual cycles, multiple cysts in ovaries, consumption of drugs like steroids, dandruff, etc., are a few other causes of acne.

  • Acne Breakouts Reasons - Other Reasons of Acne breakouts

Regardless the cause, AcneStar’s 3-step action is highly effective in fighting acne. It attacks the bacteria to remove the acne from its roots and give you a clear and healthy skin. Use the AcneStar soap with AcneStar gel for visible results within a few days.