What is acne?
The first thing to remember is that acne is extremely common and affects most people at some point in their life. But what is acne? Acne is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. These glands produce an oily fluid called sebum which carries the dead skin cells to the surface of the skin. It’s when these glands get clogged up that a spot grows.
Whilst acne is particularly prominent in puberty due to the changes in hormone levels, acne can affect anyone at any age. It is estimated 80% of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 have acne outbreaks at some point, so you’re not alone. Whilst acne commonly causes spots and pimples, it can also cause oily skin, a rise in the temperature of the skin and also make the skin painful to touch. Generally, most spots as a result of acne are found on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders.Get in touch