Why Do I Have Acne?

Why Do I have Acne and What Causes it?

Acne is not something we want to experience, but it is something many of us do. And contrary to popular belief, it’s something that can occur in people of all ages—not just teens. Acne has many causes, including hormones, stress, and diet. It can be painful and harmful to our self esteem.

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Our team at AFC Urgent Care Bronx Webster Ave. wants to offer some insight into the topic.

How Many People Have Acne?

Acne is a very common skin condition in people across the United States. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology states that more than 50 million Americans are living with acne.

The condition affects every person a little differently, and it can cause a variety of skin-related symptoms.

Signs of Acne

  • Whiteheads
  • Blackheads
  • Small, red, tender bumps
  • Pimples
  • Large, solid, painful lumps beneath the surface of the skin

Is Acne More Common in Women?

Much like other medical conditions, acne affects both men and women differently. And this question is a bit of a trick question, actually.

Males are more likely to experience acne as teens, while females are more likely to experience adult acne due to hormonal fluctuations. What causes acne? That can vary as well.

Causes of Acne

  • Hormones
  • Certain medications
  • Diet
  • Stress
  • Poor hygiene habits

Treatments of Acne

Depending on what exactly is causing your acne there are several possible treatments for the skin condition including:

  • Change of skin care routine
  • Getting a new prescription, like birth control
  • Changing your diet
  • and more

Uncertain whether your skin symptoms are caused by acne? Visit AFC Urgent Care Bronx Webster Ave. today for a diagnosis and treatment plan.


About the Author, Sasha Guillaume, Owner of AFC Urgent Care Bronx Webster Ave

Sasha is a native to Port Chester, NY and studied Syracuse University School of Architecture, where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science and a minor in Marketing. Sasha has worked as an architect and project manager for smaller firms, and has worked to grow his mother’s local business before transitioning into his new career of managing AFC Urgent Care Bronx Webster Ave. Sasha on the Board of Directors for the Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless. He was also recognized and named to the 2012 Class of 40-Under-40 by the Westchester Business Council. Sasha strives to deliver the best medical care and looks forward to helping his Bronx community grow.


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