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What Is Causing My Acne Breakouts?

There exist too many myths and misconceptions about acne, and piled on with claims from over the counter products it can be difficult to know just why your breakouts are occurring. It's not just simply to do with your age, it's definitely not the food you eat, and over the counter products definitely work for some. But if they don't work for you, or would just like to become better informed about your specific case, then it's time to contact a professional. Reach out to your local dermatologist in Tulsa, OK, Dr. Lynn Anderson, and find out about your treatment options.


Hormonal changes are the major suspected cause of acne. Often it is the changes undergone during puberty that are most to blame, thanks to an increase in androgens, which affects both sexes.But the hormonal changes during pregnancy and when starting or stopping birth control pills have also been known to influence it. How this typically occurs is when the glands under the skin become enlarged. These produce an oily substance known as sebum, which they expel upwards through hair follicles. Acne occurs when these become blocked. Leading to well-known symptoms such as blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples, among others.


No scientific proof exists that correlates diet and acne. Nor is it linked to poor hygiene or excess sweat. The truth is that acne cannot be prevented. But it is also a myth that it should simply be allowed to run its course. Acne may not preventable, but it can certainly be treated.

Dermatologist in Tulsa, OK

Over-the-counter products are an effective option for many, but not everyone's skin, or acne, will react the same way. But be wary of products that claim overnight results, no such thing exists with acne treatments. It is why it's important to turn to your dermatologist, not only for professional treatment but also guidance. So make an appointment today with Dr. Anderson in Tulsa, OK, by dialing (918) 728-3100.

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