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Old 06-07-2009, 08:27 PM   #1
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Does climate affect acne?

Whenever I come home from college my acne seems to get a lot worse. Pimples appear only one at a time while I'm at school, but I experience a lot of breakouts. I'm much less stressed at home. I do eat more junk food when I am home, so that may be the cause, but I don't think that my diet change is that drastic. I feel like even when I eat healthily (or slightly better than I do at school) for a few weeks, it doesn't make a difference with the outbreaks.

I feel like this is a stupid question, but does climate effect acne? I can't think of any other changes that might effect it between my school and home life.

Also, I'm thinking of using different acne med. I use some clean and clear products and they typically work well for me. Are there any similar products that you would recommend?

Thanks for your input!

 
Old 06-07-2009, 08:49 PM   #2
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Re: Does climate effect acne?

I can imagine that acne would be more active in a humid or moist environment, than a dry desert type atmosphere. I do not know if these extremes are present in your case, but variations would make sense.

If you are seeing a dermatologist about your acne (which I recommend), I would certainly mention the changes you experience at college and at home.

 
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:02 PM   #3
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Re: Does climate effect acne?

Proactive works pretty well. Question, do you use different soaps on your skin when you are at home and when you are at school?
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:38 PM   #4
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Re: Does climate effect acne?

I go to school in California, home is in Oregon... But I do use different soap- same brand and everything, but a different scent? I will try going back to my old soap. Thanks everyone!

 
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Re: Does climate affect acne?

Actually, the climates in California and Oregon are quite different. Particularly Southern California, which is a coastal desert...and Oregon, which is a humid, forested state with a significant rainfall.

it could be a factor...

Good luck

 
Old 06-09-2009, 12:32 AM   #6
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Re: Does climate affect acne?

Everyones skin is different but I know my skin definitely reacts to the weather. I break out worse during the winter when its cold and the air is drier. My skin is very sensitive

 
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