Acne is a skin condition which affects many people, occuring when hair follicles and pores are clogged by dead skin cells and oil. Acne can occur anywhere on the body, but most commonly manifests on the face, back and chest.
The condition causes oily skin, painful/red areas, and spots, including blackheads, whiteheads, pustules and cysts. Depending on the person, acne can trigger anything from the occasional spot or two to large numbers of breakouts which can begin to affect the person’s self esteem. It’s thought that a major cause of acne is genetics. It mostly affects teenagers, and acne sufferers will often find their symptoms easing during their early twenties.