Health Tip: Factors That May Aggravate Acne in Women

-- Acne, the most common skin disease, is not a dangerous condition. But it can lead to permanent scarring.

Womenshealth.gov says these factors can trigger bouts of acne in women:

  • Changes in hormone levels during puberty.
  • Changes in hormone levels during menstruation, or after discontinuing birth control pills.
  • Taking certain medications, including some antidepressants and epilepsy drugs.
  • Wearing makeup.
  • Friction or pressure applied to the skin.

Posted: September 2010


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