Whether prescription, over-the-counter, or holistic, many medications can have the unintended consequence of causing our skin to become irritated, and in some cases break out. If you’ve recently started taking anabolic steroids, bromides (found in cold remedies and sedatives), or iodine (contrast dyes, asthma remedies, and mineral supplements), you may very well be noticing an increase in acne. Check the Prescribing Information or the Drug Facts Label of any product you might be taking. If acne is listed as a side effect, then talk to your dermatologist about what skincare treatments might be best for your unique condition.