What Causes Acne
 

What Causes Acne

The cause of any acne problem is a combination of excess oil, clogged pores and P. acnes bacteria.

Excess oil

Excess oil

Every acne breakout begins with excess oil production, but the proper products with dermatologist-recommended ingredients help keep your skin in check.

Clogged pores

Eliminating a buildup of dead skin cells is essential for keeping pores clear and breakouts at bay.

Clogged pores
acnes bacteria

P. acnes bacteria

There’s no such thing as an acne breakout without bacteria—and that’s where benzoyl peroxide comes in.