Ever wonder why some teens and adults can do everything 'right' - eat great, wash their faces, etc. - and still have acne? While others can eat pizza three times a day, shower once a week -- and end up with perfectly clear skin! Yep, you guessed it. Genes are important when it comes to acne.
Below you will find information on why acne forms, the genetic variants that increase susceptibility (check your genes!), and solutions that may work best for you.
Is acne genetic?
A 2013 study puts ...
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Everthing presented on this site is for informational and educational purposes only. Read the research, decide for yourself, talk with your doctor.
Genetic variants only give you part of the picture -- your lifestyle, diet, gut microbes, and environment all interact with your genes.
Research on genetics is fairly new and ever changing. Articles all contain links to references, and you are encouraged to read through the research.
* Genetic variants are all listed in the plus or forward orientation to match with 23andMe or AncestryDNA data.
Everything on this website is for educational purposes only and not to be used as medical advice. Please talk to your doctor for medical adivice.