Is acne a genetics thing?

Some people don’t enjoy the teenage years because it’s filled with hormones, self-consciousness and pimples.

What causes those awful zits to show up on your face uninvited?

Acne 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.

Although acne is mostly genetics, you aren’t doomed if you have “acne genes” because there are still some environmental factors that go into breakouts.

There are no such things as “acne genes,” but for the sake of simplicity, we’re going to use that phrase.

According to Dr. Nagler, a lot of patients have a long family history of severe acne but that in itself isn’t enough to develop it.

Like I stated, if you have acne genes, it doesn’t mean you’re doomed because you can help the situation using environmental factors.

Eat an anti-inflammatory diet, manage your stress in a healthy way, and don’t touch your face all day long.

Your choices can help better your acne but, let’s say, you’ve spent years trying to get rid of acne. You’re 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’t a bad thing. Maybe acne wants to be embraced by you.

Think about it. People view acne as though it’s a negative thing but you don’t have to. I’m 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’ll be better because that’s what acne really is, emotional pain, but you can rise above it all.

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