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3 Causes of Acne Breakouts January 28, 2020

Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan
3 Causes of Acne Breakouts, Manhattan, New York

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the United States, affecting nearly 50 million Americans annually. Though it’s worse for teens and young adults, it’s becoming even more common in adults. If you’ve been breaking out, it’s important to understand why so that you can clear up your skin. Here are a few common reasons and solutions, including spa treatments.

Why Do Adults Get Acne?

1. Genetics

If you have a close family member who had adolescent or adult acne, you have a higher chance of getting it. Additionally, genetics impact the size of your pores and control the production of sebum, which is an oily substance that skin glands secrete. When secreted in excess amounts and combined with dead skin cells and bacteria, it can clog the pores. 

2. Skin Care Products

spa treatmentSome cheaper skin care products—including certain sunscreens, face washes, lotions, and makeups—can do more harm than good. Consult with the skincare experts at a spa before purchasing a product.

The wrong ingredients can give you less-than-satisfactory results, such as clogged pores, irritated skin, and excess oil production. These issues are common with products that have a lot of fatty acids, such as cocoa butter and coconut oil. Look for options labeled non-comedogenic, which means they’ve been tested and shown to not clog pores. 

3. Touching Your Face

Many people touch their face throughout the day without thinking about it. However, there are many substances on your hands that should not make contact with your mouth, facial skin, or nose. You pick up germs throughout the day as you touch public spaces, which can get you sick. Plus, your hands are covered with oils that can clog your delicate facial pores. 

This habit is tough to break, so keep it in mind throughout the day. Anytime you catch yourself, wash your face. Eventually, you’ll reduce the number of times you touch this area. Finally, wash your hands regularly throughout the day with anti-bacterial soap and lukewarm water for at least 20 seconds. Don’t forget to scrub under your fingernails with a nail brush. 


New Paradise Men’s Spa in Hell’s Kitchen provides spa treatments that will soothe and clear up your skin. This luxurious day spa offers a menu with services to treat yourself, from a men’s facial to a manicure. Their technicians are friendly and will work to improve your health and wellness. Visit their website or call (646) 559-1621 to schedule a spa treatment in Manhattan.