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Is my acne genetic?? Why do I have it?

Asked by: Daisy Smile 420 views Skin & Body , , , , ,

I’m 17 and I’ve had acne since I was 11. I feel like it’ll never go away ): it’s chronic mild-moderate and it’s destroying my life.
I know that my dad had skin problems when he was 17 that lasted until he was 23. Now his face is flawless. My mom on the other hand NEVER had acne. No one in her family either

I’m very scared this is going to last my whole life :( what are the chances of that? I know I might get a zit here or there (my dads is completely gone though..) could it go away? I’m confused and need reassurance :(

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  1. Puppy Peaches on Aug 08, 2013

    I’m sixteen and still have mild acne. My older brother (now 19) had terrible acne when he was all through middle and high school. But when he was nearing 18 years old he just started to clear up for whatever reasons.. He doesn’t even wash his face Anymore and has near flawless skin!!

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  2. Forager on Aug 08, 2013

    It can be genetic, but a lot of it is also hormonal. I started getting it the around the same time as you, when I was in 5th grade. This "lovely" young child decided it was funny and he wanted to make up a song about how bumpy my forehead was. And mine lasted until my first year of college. I had it pretty bad (10-15+ spots at once). I tried soooo many products,even proactive…but nothing really seemed to help. So I just delt with it. I looked for makeup that wouldn’t clog my pores a lot, and made sure I cleaned my face well. My sisters both would get a zit every now and then, but I was a lot worse. I mean my dad would call me out on it and be like "what’s wrong with you?"I can’t promise it will go away, but a LOT of the time, people out grow it. I think a lot of mine going away had to do with me going off to college. I was way less stressed, happier, and actually ate healthier (weird hu?) Studies have even found that birth control can help with it. Maybe you can ask your parents about that. I still will get a spot once in a while…but it’s never big, never red, and lasts a few days.I hope I was able to help. I don’t know if this will help but I’ll list all the products I use below.Cetaphil face washCeraVe face moisturizer (doesn’t matter if it’s for day or night)St. Ives face scrub for sensitive skin (used once or twice a week)Neutragena Deep Clean shine control (it can be a face wash or a mask…I usually use it as a mask once a week)**Try seeing your dermatologist. I’m sure they can hook you up with something to help.

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  3. Princess Brown Eyes on Aug 08, 2013

    I think it can be genetic (not sure) but the acne is probably due to your oily skin type and hormones. Make sure you’re eating a healthy diet for clear skin. Lots of water, vegetables, food with Omega 3 fatty acids, and food with fiber. Stay away from fried foods and spicy foods.Exercising is great for your skin. It promotes blood circulation and the sweat will make your skin soft, unclog your pores, and rid your body of toxins. However, you MUST remember to take a shower immediately after exercising or the sweat will make your acne worse.Also, make sure you’re treating your skin properly. Use beauty products that are recommended for your oily skin type. For example, you’ll probably want to get a foaming cleanser, purifying creams, and a clay mask. Make sure you exfoliate three times a week to get rid of dead skin cells and unclog pores – this is especially important for oily skin. I also recommend you do dry body brushing everyday and a body scrub once a week – you don’t want your body to get pimply either.Certified organic products are probably best because they don’t contain chemicals that may trigger your acne. And it’s just better to go organic in general. One product that I recommend is rosehip oil. It is an all-around amazing skincare product. Since your skin is oily, you should probably just use one drop since it’s pretty concentrated and use it not only on your entire face but your neck, chest, and hands. It may seem weird to put oil on your face when you have acne but the rosehip oil will regulate oil production and give you clearer skin.

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