Factors That May Aggravate Acne in Women

(HealthDay News) — Acne, the most common skin disease, is not a dangerous condition. But it can lead to permanent scarring.

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.