What is acne
Acne is an inflammatory skin disorder in which hair follicles on the skin become blocked by sebum (oil), dead skin cells and bacteria. Simply put, they then rupture into acne lesions resulting in blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts that can become inflamed on the face and body.
Genetics and hormones are the chief causes of acne. Other factors that promote acne are emotional stress, medications, diet, cosmetics, skin care products, hair care products, personal hygiene, environmental irritants, and air pollution.
Acne affects males & females, teens and adults. It is the most common skin disorder, affecting over 50 million Americans. Along with painful acne symptoms, it can cause considerable embarrassment and emotional impact.