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Who gets acne?

The following factors increase the likelihood of developing acne: Age - being between 13 and 16 years old; Hormonal changes, particularly during the teenage years, pregnancy or menstruation; Taking certain hormone-based medications, such as corticosteroids, testosterone, anabolic steroids and some contraceptives; Taking certain other medications such as, phenytoin, lithium, isoniazid and iodine; Exposure to oily skin or hair products; A family history of acne; Frequent rubbing or friction on the skin, particularly from tight clothing, hats or helmets, and; Humidity or heavy sweating.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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