Medicine’s Ayman Grada discusses skin effects of testosterone and other androgens

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NBC NewsAyman Grada, adjunct professor at the School of Medicine, discussed hormones called androgens—which include testosterone—that can have an effect on skin. “Testosterone increases the oil production in the skin and when you have a lot of oil in your skin, it clogs the pores and causes acne,” Grada said.