Acne Signs & Treatments
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It causes bumps on the skin known as whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. It usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. Acne is most common among teenagers. Acne usually starts in your early teen years. It can last into or begin in adulthood. Both boys and girls get it.
Acne signs and symptoms vary depending on the severity of your condition:
- Nodules Large
Four main factors cause acne:
- Excess oil production
- Hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells
- Excess activity of a type of hormone
Human skin has pores that connect to oil glands under the skin.