What is Acne?
Acne is a type of skin infection that manifests as spots, often on the face, shoulders, back and chest. Acne is more common than people think – 85% of people aged 12-24 have it! We all produce oil just beneath our skin, but an imbalance in hormones can cause oil production to go into overdrive, resulting in varying degrees of acne. Bacterial infection usually results in inflammatory acne. Often, acne will clear up by itself or will improve if treated with over-the-counter remedies; however, in very severe cases, medical treatment should be sought so as to avoid long-term scarring.