interesting facts about acne

October 22, 2009 | In: Medical facts

An estimated 80 percent of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 have acne outbreaks at some point.

There is no known way to prevent the development of acne.

Acne is not caused by diet. No scientific connection has been found between diet and acne. Contrary to popular belief acne is not caused by dirt.

Acne can be hereditary. If your parents had acne, you may be more prone to it.

Zinc plays a large role in the skin. High levels of zinc can benefit acne sufferers tremendously.

More than 40 percent of all teens develop cases of acne severe enough to warrant medical treatment.

Frequent washing of the acne-affected skin does not help. Instead, it adversely affects acne.

Women’s acne problems fluctuate due to monthly hormone surges which cause an increase in oil production.

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