Risk Factors

The risk factors for acne include:

  • Direct skin contact – Certain cosmetics applied to the skin directly or some oily or greasy substances when come in contact with skin can increase the risk of acne.
  • Family history – If any of the parents had acne, there is a possibility of developing acne.
  • Pressure on the skin – Certain materials like helmets, telephones, mobiles, backpacks or tight collars put pressure or friction on skin, raising the risk of acne.
  • Stress – Though stress may not cause acne directly, it can aggravate the condition.