The term postpartums acne is thrown around a lot nowadays, and that can be a bit misleading.

In fact, it’s one of the most common terms used for acne in the UK. 

While there are many factors to consider, there are a few things you can do to minimise your chances of developing acne.

Here are four things you should consider before you begin trying to treat your acne. 

1.

Your skin is fine You’re not going to get acne in your body if your skin is perfectly healthy.

Acne is the result of a range of factors including genetics, hormonal changes, and ageing.

So, when it comes to acne, there’s no right or wrong answer.

If you have sensitive skin, you may need to try a topical cream, as it can reduce the symptoms of acne.

If not, you’ll need to see a dermatologist or opt for an injection. 

2.

Your genetics may make you more prone to acne It’s possible that your genetics are more susceptible to acne than others.

A new study published in the journal Dermatology Research shows that the genes that make your skin healthy and supple may also be more prone than the general population to the symptoms.

Researchers looked at a large study of more than 2,000 men and women, including more than 10,000 women and 10,800 men.

They looked at genetic factors that affect skin texture, which was found to have an effect on acne.

The study showed that those who carried the ‘Dystrophic’ gene (which is related to a number of skin disorders), which is known to be more likely to develop acne, had a 50 per cent higher chance of developing the condition.

They also found that those with an ‘Insensitive’ gene, which is associated with acne, also had a higher risk.

3.

Your hormones may also contribute to acne The genes that cause acne may also play a role in how acne develops.

In a study published this year in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery, researchers looked at the genes associated with melanoma, the most commonly skin cancer.

Researchers found that both men and men with the ‘Possible’ gene carried the same ‘risk’ of melanoma.

The ‘P’ stands for Perturbation and ‘H’ stands to High Risk.

They then looked at other genes, which could also be involved in the development of acne in both men AND women.

4.

There’s no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ treatment There are different types of treatments out there, but the only thing you can truly control is your diet and lifestyle.

So while there are some things you need to do to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, there is no such a thing as one formula for all your problems.

A skin cream is likely to help you avoid developing acne, but there’s a wide range of treatments that can help treat other conditions, including: acne pills that reduce the amount of oil you apply on your skin; laser treatments that are designed to burn scar tissue; and lotions and facial scrubs that are intended to make your pores smaller and harder to tear. 

The bottom line is that you can’t do all the things everyone says you can, and you may not have all the problems you think you do.

But there’s always a way to treat acne.

So what can you do to avoid getting acne?

Try these simple steps to help minimise the chances of acne developing.