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Fast facts on acne

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  • Fast facts on acne:
  • ►Acne is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles.
  • ►Acne commonly occurs during puberty.
  • ►Acne is not dangerous, but can leave skin scars.
  • ►Types of pimples include whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules, nobules, cysts. 
  • ►Approximately three-quarters of 11 to 30 year-olds will get acne at some time.
  • ►Acne can affect people of all races and all ages.
  • ►Experts believe the primary cause is a rise in androgen levels (hormone).
  • ►A susceptibility to acne could also be genetic.
  • ►Treatment for acne may depend on how severe and persistent it is.
  • ►Acne can be affected by the menstrual cycle, anxiety and stress, hot and humid climates, oil based makeup, greasy hair and pimple squeezing.