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How sweaty are your breasts?

20th January 2014

Many of us dread any type of acne spreading across our skin especially breast acne due to its unsightly appearance. It's one of the most common forms of acne that occurs in women and girls.

It's often assumed that the development of body acne is closely linked with a lack of personal hygiene, but the reality is, acne can be caused by several other factors such as physiological and related hormonal factors. Below is a list of some of the main reasons why breast acne develops on our skin in the first place:

Personal activity

If you are constantly on the go, burning calories and sweating excessively, especially after intense workouts, you may start noticing acne breakouts on or under your breasts. This is because factors like excessive sweating, exposure to polluted areas or dirt are all factors, which contribute to sebaceous-gland production, the root cause of acne formation.

Hormonal imbalance

Stressful events in our life can lead to our hormones becoming imbalanced. This in turn, causes excessive secretions from our sebaceous glands to be released, which then leads to acne formation.

Stress relievers like yoga, meditation and even fun activities like aqua classes can hugely work in your favor to avoid such a hormonal imbalance to take place in our bodies. It has been found in past research that breast acne is most prominent during puberty, pregnancy and menstruation, where our hormones are known to be all over the show.

Liver malfunction

Breast acne may also be caused due to the improper function of internal organs, such as the liver. Abnormal liver function may eventually lead to glandular disorders. Glandular disorders affect organs, such as the adrenal glands and thyroid gland. The dysfunctionality of these glands can result in a hormonal imbalance, which can then lead to the formation of breast acne.

To conclude...

Breast acne is usually a type of acne that is often a sensitive or embarrassing topic, not really spoken about.

If you suffer from stubborn acne around the breast area, then it would be highly advisable to have a one to one session with a trained dermatologist at a sk:n clinic near you.

You can permanently move away from your acne problems by starting your acne laser treatment sessions. Find out more about what exactly your acne treatment would entail by booking your free consultation at sk:n today with one of our experts.

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