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Can poor hygiene cause acne?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
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In brief: Yes

Acne is caused by many things (multifactorial) but one factor which can exacerbate acne is hygiene.
Excess oiliness especially around the hairline (ie: sweating, long hair, using lots of hair products, etc.) can cause acne on the face, neck, shoulders, and back. Pulling the hair back, washing hair of oil and hair products before going to bed, washing immediately after working out can all help.

In brief: Yes

Acne is caused by many things (multifactorial) but one factor which can exacerbate acne is hygiene.
Excess oiliness especially around the hairline (ie: sweating, long hair, using lots of hair products, etc.) can cause acne on the face, neck, shoulders, and back. Pulling the hair back, washing hair of oil and hair products before going to bed, washing immediately after working out can all help.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Lara Devgan
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

More commonly, acne is caused by hormonal imbalance and genetic tendencies, but poor hygiene can certainly play a role.

In brief: Yes

More commonly, acne is caused by hormonal imbalance and genetic tendencies, but poor hygiene can certainly play a role.
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