No Smoking Does Not Cause Acne

It’s not secret that smoking can cause a variety of health concerns. Many of our Acne Clinic patients ask us, does smoking cause acne around the mouth? Though research on the issue is not certain there may be a link between smoking and acne. Many smokers may find no issues with acne but for some people, smoking may be an aggravating factor. If you are a smoker and concerned about your acne symptoms it may be a good idea to seek the opinion of a professional.

What Causes Acne?

Though smoking may have an aggravating effect on acne it does not necessarily cause acne around the mouth. Acne is instead caused when the hair follicles on our skin become clogged. Clogging can take place due to oil or dead skin buildup. Acne is not a sign of a lack of hygiene and many other factors are to be considered when looking at acne production.

Hormone changes such as puberty, menstruation or pregnancy can all affect the production of acne. Stress, medication and in some cases diet are also factors that should be considered when addressing acne symptoms. If you have concerns about your acne symptoms it is a good idea to speak with a professional that can help you determine your personal factors.

Acne Treatment

Acne can be stubborn and many who suffer from severe acne find it embarrassing to deal with. At home treatments may not be effective in treating stubborn acne and will not always help with acne scarring. If you have concerns about your acne you don’t need to face them alone.

Our Acne Clinic offers a variety of treatments to help you enhance your natural beauty. Contact us today to learn about our services including laser acne removal and chemical peels.

What Else Causes Acne?

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