What is acne?

Acne, also known as acne vulgaris, is a long-term skin disease that occurs when hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. It is characterized by blackheads or whiteheads, pimples, oily skin, and possible scarring.It primarily affects areas of the skin with a relatively high number of oil glands.

Who is more likely to get acne?

Acne leaves spots on skin and usually appears between 12 to 25 years of age. Adolescent boys are affected by acne more than girls of the same age group. Some people get acne even on their neck, chest and back and this problem can sometimes be very sever. It is seen that at least 3 out of 10 teenagers need treatment to prevent scarring due to severe acne problem. When not treated, acne may continue to appear and last for 4-5 years.

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What are the causes of acne?

There is no particular reason that can be attributed to the cause of acne, but according to some experts the outburst of acne is because of rise in the androgen level- a hormone that is released at a higher level during adolescence. This hormone is the culprit behind overactive oil glands that increase in size and the excessive sebum breaks down the walls of the cell in the pores of the skin allowing bacterial growth.

Acne can be genetic or may be the result of some medication that androgen and lithium as components. People who are susceptible to acne can get it by using greasy cosmetics. Pregnant women can also develop acne.