Factors That May Aggravate Acne in Women
Womenshealth.gov says these factors can trigger bouts of acne in women:
- Changes in hormone levels during puberty.
- Changes in hormone levels during menstruation, or after discontinuing birth control pills.
- Taking certain medications, including some antidepressants and epilepsy drugs.
- Wearing makeup.
- Friction or pressure applied to the skin.