How your Genetics are Related to Acne Breakouts

In some cases, you may have to look at your genetic history to see why you could be  having continuous acne breakouts. Much like how your hormones, your diet, and the skincare products you use contribute to how much acne you could be having, it’s very much possible that your genetics could be involved too.

Want to know some examples? Well some people are predisposed to have larger pores. Acne breakouts happen when your pores become clogged with dirt, bacteria and oil, and results in pimples. The larger pores you have, the more of the bad stuff can get lodged in there.

Another thing is how your skin’s natural production of oil is. Those with oilier skin can be more prone to acne breakouts. Also, keep in mind that one of the skin type categories is oily skin, along with normal skin (well-balanced), dry skin (which is the opposite of oily skin), and combination skin.

One more aspect you should be on the look out for is how your skin normally acts to inflammation. This means that if you have certain inflammatory conditions like eczema or psoriasis, or if your skin reddens easily, then these factors have to be considered as to why you could be having breakouts.

When you talk to your dermatologist, make sure you talk to them about your family’s history. This would include any diseases that your family is prone to, or any skin conditions that other family members are suffering from. The best way for your dermatologist to tailor a customized treatment plan for you is to know all the details as to why you’re having breakouts, including how your genes affect your overall skin condition.