Acne is a skin condition that affects mainly adolescents and young adults

It can cause serious emotional distress as it is a visible sign of puberty.

The causes of acne are largely unknown, but seem to be related to hormonal changes, particularly those from the adrenal gland and/or overproduction of oils from the sebaceous glands. Acne usually starts on the face, neck, chest and back and then progresses upwards to areas where there is more oil production such as the forehead and nose.

Acne is a very common skin condition. It mainly affects teenagers and young adults.

Acne is a very common skin condition. It mainly affects teenagers and young adults. Acne is caused by hormonal changes, improper care of the skin, excessive oil production or bacterial growth on the skin. The most common symptoms of acne are blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and cysts on the face, neck, back and shoulders which can lead to scars if left untreated.

People usually get acne during puberty or adolescence because of hormonal changes that cause an increase in oil production on the skin from sebaceous glands which leads to clogging pores with oily substances making them susceptible to bacteria that grows in these pores leading to inflammation and acne breakouts.

Acne is a skin disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands.

It can lead to scars and can be quite embarrassing for some people. Acne usually starts at the onset of puberty and may persist into adulthood.

The severity of acne can range from mild to severe – and it also depends on its location on the body. It is quite common for people to experience acne on their face, but some may get acne on their back, chest, or arms too.