Some people don\u2019t enjoy the teenage years because it\u2019s filled with hormones, self-consciousness and pimples.\r\nWhat causes those awful zits to show up on your face uninvited?\r\nAcne is 81 percent genetics and the rest is environmental. If you have a relative with acne, it increases your risk of getting it by four times. Acne is shown to appear less on people who live in the north west but as they travel to the western countries, the acne appears more. It has also been shown that acne appears less or is even wiped out completely when a person has low blood sugar.\r\n\r\nAlthough acne is mostly genetics, you aren\u2019t doomed if you have \u201cacne genes\u201d because there are still some environmental factors that go into breakouts.\r\nThere are no such things as \u201cacne genes,\u201d but for the sake of simplicity, we\u2019re going to use that phrase.\r\nAccording to Dr. Nagler, a lot of patients have a long family history of severe acne but that in itself isn\u2019t enough to develop it.\r\nLike I stated, if you have acne genes, it doesn\u2019t mean you\u2019re doomed because you can help the situation using environmental factors.\r\nEat an anti-inflammatory diet, manage your stress in a healthy way, and don\u2019t touch your face all day long.\r\nYour choices can help better your acne but, let\u2019s say, you\u2019ve spent years trying to get rid of acne. You\u2019re frustrated and you want to curl up into a ball and scream. I think you should change your point of view. Maybe having acne isn\u2019t a bad thing. Maybe acne wants to be embraced by you.\r\n\r\nThink about it. People view acne as though it\u2019s a negative thing but you don\u2019t have to. I\u2019m not saying that if something happens, give up on all treatments, but if nothing is working maybe nothing was meant to work and there is really nothing you can do about it. So, embrace it and I know you\u2019ll be better because that\u2019s what acne really is, emotional pain, but you can rise above it all.