About Acne

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What is Acne?
Acne is a skin condition/problem that involves the oil glands of the skin and its exposure to bacteria/germs and impurities. It is not dangerous, but can leave skin scars.

Your skin has pores (tiny holes), which connect to oil glands located under the skin. The glands are connected to the pores through small canals called follicles. These glands produce sebum, an oily liquid.

The sebum carries dead skin cells through the follicles to the surface of your skin. Pimples grow when these follicles get blocked, on the other hand, acne develops when follicles get blocked and infected.

How common is Acne?
Dermatologists say that approximately 75% of 11 to 30 year-olds across all races will get acne at some time. It most commonly affects adolescents and young adults. However, there are people even in late adulthood that can still get acne. Acne affects both men and women.