Acne is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells that causes spots and pimples, especially on your face. Whiteheads, blackheads, pimples cyst are all types of acne. Face acne breakouts are common in the United States and affect up to 50 million American yearly.
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There are various methods to treat it at home like following a proper diet, using tea tree oil, tea, and moisturizers. If these things make your acne worse see a primary care doctor. Doctors may provide stronger medication.
Major causes of acne are excess oil production, hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells, bacteria, the excess activity of a type hormone.
Risk factors for acne include age, hormonal changes, family history, greasy oily substances, the friction of pressure on your skin and stress.