Acne, otherwise known as Acne Vulgaris, generally appears on the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders, as these areas hold a large number of sebaceous glands, therefore producing the most amount of oil.
A majority of people that suffer from severe acne are between the ages of 12 and 25. However, there are older generations that are affected with the condition as well as younger. It has been estimated that 3 out of 10 teenagers require acne treatment in order to prevent scarring.
The skin’s pores produce an oily substance called sebum from its oil glands in order to lubricate the skin and ensure that it is hydrated. When the skin produces a superfluous of sebum and dead skin cells, the combination builds within a person’s hair follicles. This forms a blockage that paves the way for bacteria to generate. As a result, the skin becomes inflamed. A blocked pore can cause the follicle wall to bulge from the infection and form a whitehead.
Many adults suffer from acne as a result of hormones, stress, pollution, diet and even over cleansing of the skin.