An inflammatory skin condition resulting in blackheads, whiteheads and pimples on the skin.
The most common form – acne vulgaris, is typically found on the face, neck, shoulders, chest and back.
Acne is commonly found during puberty; before, during or after pregnancy; before, during or after menstruation; and before, during or after menopause; even newborn babies can suffer with acne. It may also occur after ingesting an irritating substance or by being exposed to an external irritant to the skin. Acne can also be found as a result of stress to the body; physical; emotional or mental.
Acne may be caused by hormonal imbalances within the body, hence the reason why it is more common in teenagers and during the various stages of a woman’s life that are governed by hormonal changes.
All forms of acne can lead to permanent pitting or scaring of the skin.