Updated: Jul 26, 2021
What Is Acne?
Acne is a skin condition caused by an over activity of the glands that secrete oily substances onto the skin. When pores get blocked, this oil is trapped and bacteria begin to grow. If the pore becomes inflamed, a red, swollen pimple appears.
While most commonly seen on the face, there can be issues with acne on the chest, neck, shoulders and back. Blackheads, whiteheads, and cysts are all forms of acne.