Is this the same as hormonal acne?
The truth is, ALL acne is related to hormones no matter your gender or age.
Let's break it down
This is a skin pore and a sebaceous gland.
Hormones increase at certain times in your life, such as puberty, stimulating the sebaceous gland. This causes the sebaceous gland to enlarge and produce excess sebum (an oily wax) in your pores.
Bacteria is normally present in your skin. But some of this bacteria begins feeding on the excess sebum, multiplying and filling up the clogged pore. This leads to additional inflammation, resulting in a BREAKOUT.
Hey guys, you have acne hormones, too
During puberty, testosterone (an androgen) increases dramatically in guys. This increase causes skin to produce excess sebum, an oily wax, in your pores and kickstarting the acne. In teen years, guys produce more sebum than girls!
We're all linked by a common thread: acne hormones
Acne can affect almost anyone—all ages and genders. People just like you. No matter your age or stage of life, caring for your skin is important.
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Dr. Pimple Popper answers:
What is hormonal acne?