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Acne on the face, neck and chest

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: August 28, 2020 3:53 PM
Anonymous 22 months

Lately have been experiencing surge acne popping all over. Suspect due to hot weather or the spicy food I like to eat quite often

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 22 months
General Practitioner

Good afternoon, thank you for your inquiry.

Based on our opinion, facial acne breakouts are caused by blocked pores which can be blocked by oil, dead skin, or a bacterial infection. They can be driven by several factors which includes:

  • Excess oil production on sebaceous glands or excessive consumption of oily food (fried in particular).
  • Clogged hair follicles by oil or dead skin.
  • Poor facial hygiene which cause bacterial infection
  • Hormonal factors: excessive secretion of androgens.

It is true that the hot weather you’re experiencing might be a factor of the sudden acne breakouts. Hot and damp weather may cause the skin to respond by secreting excessive oil and also favors the growth of skin bacteria. We suggest you to do the following:

  • Prevent eating fried food, refined sugars, and fast food.
  • Maintain good facial and general hygiene
  • Clean your bedsheets, towels and anything that comes in frequent contact with your face
  • Prevent spicy food
  • Stay hydrated and moisturize your face sufficiently.

For more information, you may click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Fri Aug 28 2020 15:53:55 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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