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Why does acne happen?

Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD
Dermatology
Acne triggers can be hormonal changes (which is why so many teenagers and pregnant women suffer from it). Instigators also include genetics, certain foods, and stress. Anything irritating that is put on your skin or done to it, intentionally or not (from a glycolic lotion to scrubbing too hard), can generate an inflammatory response that pops up as one pimple - or a few.
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