Acne, medically known as Acne Vulgaris, is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. It commonly occurs during puberty when the sebaceous (oil) glands come to life – the glands are stimulated by hormones produced by the adrenal glands of both males and females.
Hormonal activity, such as menstrual cycles and puberty, may contribute to the formation of acne. During puberty, an increase in sex hormones called androgens cause the follicular glands to grow larger and make more sebum. A similar increase in androgens occurs during pregnancy, also leading to increased sebum production.Use of anabolic steroids may have a similar effect.Several hormones have been linked to acne: the androgens testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and dehydr...Read More