Acne is a disease that affects the skin’s oil glands. The small holes in your skin (pores) connect to oil glands under the skin. These glands make an oily substance called sebum. The pores connect to the glands by a canal called a follicle. Inside the follicles, oil carries dead skin cells to the surface of the skin. A thin hair also grows through the follicle and out to the skin. When the follicle of a skin gland clogs up, a pimple grows.

Causes are not completely clear.  The hormone increase in teenage years (this can cause the oil glands to plug up more often).
Hormone changes during pregnancy; Starting or stopping birth control pills
Heredity (if your parents had acne, you might get it, too)
Some types of medicine. Greasy makeup.
Symptoms of acne are visible. The face and neck of people with acne have numerous pimples.
There are medications to help the problem. Clean skin gently. Use a mild cleanser in the morning, evening, and after heavy workouts. Scrubbing the skin does not stop acne. It can even make the problem worse. Try not to touch your skin. People who squeeze, pinch, or pick their pimples can get scars or dark spots on their skin. Shave carefully.
Choose makeup carefully. All makeup should be oil free.


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