First, realize that there are still many theories about what causes acne. We know what bacterium is responsible for it, but beyond that, new theories are coming out regularly. With that said, this article will provide you with an overview of what causes acne just in terms of what is happening to your skin, how those things actually happen to your skin is a topic left for the doctors to figure out.
Acne is caused by overactive bacterial growth, the bacteria is very common and exists on everybody’s face. This is why you cannot (with a few exceptions!) “cure” acne; assuming you ever could kill all the acne bacteria on your skin, the second you hugged, kissed, or came near any other person, the bacteria would appear on your skin again immediately.
The question you want to know the answer to of course is “Why is this bacteria growing so fast on my face?” Well, it has to do with oil production. Amongst other things. Honestly, theories exist, and they are finding more reasons every day. In general, oily skin and a combination of other factors specific to you and your skin, makes your face (or other body parts) more predisposed to acne than that of other people.
That is really all there is too it. What causes your face to produce all that oil is the topic of much discussion, and my next article will deal with how you can properly treat your face to avoid sending messages to your body that shout out “make more oil!”