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Why do I have acne on my neck?

Acne is caused due to overproduction of oil on the skin, irregular shedding of dead skin cells and bacteria. The sebaceous glands produce oil and blemishes are formed when the dead skin cells trap the oil within follicles. In addition bacteria, some medications and genetics could cause increased oil secretions. Some are more prone to acne on neck than others, with risk factors being age, menstruation, pregnancy, the use of certain medications, exposure to oily cosmetics, genetic predisposition and friction. In addition, people who wear helmets, tight collars or frequently carry packs with shoulder straps may develop acne on the neck because of the friction these items create against the skin.





Why am I getting acne on my neck?

Acne is caused by the excess sebum produced by the sebaceous glands. This oil-based substance accompanied with dead skin cells clogs the pores, with bacteria getting trapped inside the pores. These bacteria multiply and cause swelling and redness. Perspiration and hot weather conditions could cause the neck that is the most vulnerable area to be prone to acne, with touching and friction aggravating acne conditions.

The dirt and oil from your hands could aggravate bacteria conditions and acne breakouts. In addition, people who wear helmets, tight collars or frequently carry packs with shoulder straps may develop acne on the neck because of the friction these items create against the skin.





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