What is Acne?

Acne is a skin problem that in many cases has been dramatically improved by the use of Corium 21 aloe healing cream

Causes of Acne


Acne tends to run in families. Children of parents who had acne at some point during their lives will likely suffer from acne also.


During puberty, both sexes accrue male sex hormones, which are believed to contribute to acne in both sexes.


Inflammation causes acne. Anything which reduces inflammation, such as Corium 21 aloe healing cream, is effective in treating acne.


Stress can bring on acne. Anything which safely reduces stress can improve acne.

Hyperactive Sebaceous Glands

Acne is often caused by hyperactive sebaceous glands. This can be brought on by hormonal changes, stress, etc.

Clogged Pores

Acne can be brought on by the accumulation of dead skin cells which block the pores.


Acne can be caused by bacteria which causes infection and break-out. Although hygiene is not a cause of acne, it can help to keep it from getting worse in some cases.


Use of steroids can cause acne in some cases. Steroids have side effects which you should consult with your doctor regarding.

Chemical Exposure 

Acne can be caused by exposure to certain chemicals. It is best to avoid all exposure to chemicals, since side effects might result.

Exposure to Halogens

Some acne is related to exposure to halogens. Halogens include table salt, bleach, flouride, iodine, and even halogen lamps.

Use of Amepetamines

Acne can be caused by the use of amphetamines and other drugs. There are many prescription drugs and street drugs that can cause and aggravate acne. It is best to stay away from them. Consult with your doctor on the use of prescription drugs, and be particularly alert to the possible side effects of any drug you are prescribed. Corium 21 aloe healing cream does not have side effects.