What is acne?
Acne is the common skin condition in the United States, experienced by about 85% of people between the ages of 12-24, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Acne is a skin condition that occurs when the pores on the surface of the skin become clogged by hair follicles, oily skin (also known as sebum), bacteria, and dead skin cells. Blockage of the skin’s pores results in blackheads, whiteheads, cysts and pimples. Acne may be a persistent condition that can scar the skin on the face, chest, forehead, and shoulders.
If you are experiencing persistent acne, or severe acne, you may want to seek medical attention.