What is Acne?



Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when oil and dead skin cells clog the skin’s pores. Acne primarily affects teens. More than 85% of teens experience at least a mild form of Acne in their lifetime. It most commonly occurs on the face, chest, back, shoulders and neck. Acne affects young men and women about equally, but there exists certain differences. Men are more likely to have more severe, longer lasting forms of acne in contrast; women are more likely to have intermittent acne. This difference in women is due to their menstrual cycle associated hormonal changes and cosmetics use. Most people outgrow their acne by their 20’s but some, especially women, have acne in adulthood also.

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