For all those thinking diet couldn't affect acne because their friends eat nothing but junk and have clear skin or wondering why their friends can eat junk and have clear skin. That junk is bad for them too and is causing them harm. They just don't get the symptom of acne as a result. Yes, it is genetic. But it isn't all genetics. Few health conditions are. And you can control many of the factors that lead to the acne formation or the development of most other health conditions.
Things that are Different in Acne Prone Skin - the Differences Between Us and Them
Acne prone skin has a tendency towards follicular hyperkeratosis or abnormal follicular keratosisThis is affected by many things that you can control, such as a high glycemic diet http://www.acne.org/...dpost&p=2581754)
One of the major factors that cause this tendency is elevated growth factors during puberty or due to high glycemic and insulinotropic diet habits.
Acne prone skin is deficient in linoleic acidThis applies to skin prone to all kinds of problems and in all kinds of mammals.
Acne Prone Skin/sebum Deficient In Linoleic Acid, Possible Topical Solution: http://www.acne.org/...pical-solution/
Acne prone skin has Fewer llamelar granularsthat contain desquammation enzymes and lipids -- things that make cells exfoliate normally without clogging pores. Affected by linoleic acid. There are hings you can do about this, as well.
Acne prone skin is more permeablearound our sebaceous glands and follicles making them more likely to rupture. This is affected by our lack of linoleic acid in our sebum and can be improved with topical application of a quality linoleic acid oil.
Acne prone skin tends to have more estrogen/androgen receptorsEspecially in males. http://www.ncbi.nlm....pt=AbstractPlus Andhttp://www.ncbi.nlm..../pubmed/6448587
Or be more sensitive to androgens. But this is affected elevated growth factors during puberty or due to high glycemic and insulinotropic diet habits.
Acne prone skin tends to have Higher levels of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)This in turn is converted by 5-alpha reductase into DHT, the form of testosterone that is a major culprit in oily skin which aggravates acne.
Acne prone skin tends to have more of the enzymes that convert androgens and estrogens -
Which are affected by habits such as dairy consumption and high GI diets. And is inhibited by linoleic acid.
Acne prone skin tends to be Deficient in retinoids,Possibly due to mutations in CYP26AI gene that causes it to be metabolized too fast to be used. http://www.acne.org/...n/#entry3229786.
All of this is specifically about what's going on in our skin, not about the various other factors going on elsewhere in our bodies that worsen the acne condition. For the most part, other people have those things happening too, they just don't get the symptom of acne. These are the differences between us and them.