No Dirt Does Not Cause Acne

At our Acne Clinic our patients often wonder if acne is a sign of a lack of hygiene. Though it may be a common belief dirt does not in fact cause acne. If you work in field that leave your dirty at the end of the day you should not have an issue with this contributing to acne symptoms. The production of acne is caused by a variety of factors, but dirt is not one of them.

What Causes Acne?

Although acne is not caused by dirt, it is caused by pores becoming clogged. Pores is a common name for the hair follicles on our face. When hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin acne can develop. There are a variety of factors that will affect each person’s unique acne symptoms. Dirt on its own is not one of these factors. It is still a good idea to follow a skincare routine and keep your skin clean though acne is not a sign of poor hygiene.

Factors that will affect a person’s acne symptoms include stress, medication, hormonal changes and in some cases diet. The best way to understand the factors that affect your acne symptoms is to talk to a professional.

Acne Treatment

There is a wide range of severity when it comes to acne symptoms. Though acne is often treated at home, home treatments are not always effective. If you are struggling with stubborn acne or acne scarring, you don’t have to go through it alone.

Our Acne Clinic helps patients relieve their acne symptoms and enhance their natural beauty. Contact us and let us help you discover the best way to treat your unique skin. We offer a variety of treatments including laser acne removal and chemical peels for scarring.

What Else Causes Acne?

For more information on what other things can potentially casue acne, please visit our "what causes acne" resource centre.