Recurring Acne

recurring acne

Dear Doctor

I have a problem in my face it embarrasses me. The acne always comes back please help me.

recurring acne

Dear Patient

Acne can be pretty annoying especially when its pimples keep recurring and marring your pretty complexion. To manage recurring acne adequately you have to follow an effective acne treatment regimen like the one below and then evaluate your lifestyle to eradicate any of the causes of recurring acne.

Causes of Recurring Acne

The following are some of the causes of recurring acne:

Cosmetics and Skincare Products

Oil-rich cosmetics and skin care products can clog the skin pores and cause acne which recurs even after treatment.

To avoid this type of recurring acne use skincare products and cosmetics which are labeled “non-comedogenic” which means they will not clog the pores.


Stress has been shown to trigger acne through the increased production of the stress hormone known as cortisol which increases oil production by the skin. This in turn increases the likelihood of the pores clogging.

To prevent this type of acne learn and practice effective relaxation techniques like meditation when you are going through stressful periods.


Hormones are a common cause of recurring acne in women.

The chances of developing this type of acne can be reduced by taking extra special care of the skin during that time of the month.



Mild Acne Treatment

Use an acne cleanser in the morning

Use a cleanser which contains an acne treatment ingredient like benzoyl peroxide to wash your face in the morning. Benzoyl peroxide is important for mild acne treatment because it helps control the bacteria and reduces inflammation. You can use Clean and Clear Acne Cleanser  or any other cleanser with benzoyl peroxide.

Use an acne moisturizer in the morning

Use a moisturizer which contains an acne treatment ingredient like salicylic acid in the morning after cleansing your face. Salicylic acid is important for mild acne treatment since it penetrates into the pores and reduces their clogging. You can use Clean and Clear Oil Free Moisturizer or any other moisturizer with salicylic acid.

Use an acne cleanser at night

Use an acne cleanser to wash your face at night like Clean and Clear Acne Cleanser  .

Use a retinol at night

Apply a product that contains  retinol to your skin at night after cleansing it at night since they help acne by unplugging the skin pores. For example, you can use Amara Organics Retinol 2.5% Serum.

Adopt an Acne-Free Lifestyle

Adopt an acne-free lifestyle by doing the following:

*Joining a smoking cessation program if you smoke cigarettes

*Cleaning your mobile phone with antiseptic wipes regularly

*Eating low glycemic index foods like whole grain bread, spinach, and tomatoes. To learn more read How to Treat Acne at Home.

causes of recurring acne

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