Acne, or Acne Vulgaris, is a skin issue that starts when oil and dead skin cells clog up your pores. Some people call it blackheads, blemishes, whiteheads, pimples, or zits. When you have just a few red spots, or pimples, you have a mild form of acne. Severe acne can mean hundreds of pimples that can cover the face, neck, chest, and back. Or it can be bigger, solid, red lumps that are painful (cysts). Many individuals can outgrow the condition following adolescence, yet some conditions persist into adulthood. There are more than 3 million reported cases each year.
Acne starts when oils and dead skin cells clog the pores of the skin. If germs get into the pores, the result can be swelling, redness, and pus.
For most people, acne starts during the teen years. This is because hormone changes make the skin oilier after puberty starts. Some women who never had acne growing up will have it as an adult, often right before their menstrual periods.
Using oil-based skin products or cosmetics can make acne worse. Use skin products that don’t clog your pores. They will say “noncomedogenic” on the label.
Acne can run in families. If one of your parents had severe acne, you are more likely to have it.
Symptoms of acne include whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples. These can occur on the face, neck, shoulders, back, or chest. Pimples that are large and deep are called cystic lesions. These can be painful if they get infected. They also can scar the skin.
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