Acne: The Basics

Acne lesions can look like anything from small pimples to large, inflamed cysts, and can appear anywhere on the skin's surface. Acne blemishes develop when oil, or sebaceous glands on the skin's surface become clogged. The naturally occuring oil is then prevented from moving out of the gland, which causes inflammation. While the surge of hormones during puberty is one cause of acne, other factors such as stress, diet, cleanliness and the influence of other hormones may also play a role. Acne is one of the most common skin disorder seen by dermatologists. In fact, it will affect almost every one of us at some time in our lives. There are many effective treatment options for this common skin condition.

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