Acne vulgaris or common acne is often thought of as a teenage problem, but it is also prevalent in many adults. There are three basic types of acne, including comedonal acne, inflammatory acne and cystic acne. The acne treatment a person selects will depend on the category of acne they have.
The most common areas of the body where there are acne breakouts are the face, shoulders, back and chest. A basic acne lesion is a hair follicle that is clogged with dead skin cells and oil. This can produce bumps that are blackheads because the oil turns black when it interacts with air. Whiteheads do not interact with the air and form under the surface of the pore. The most common causes for mild acne are hormonal changes from puberty, pregnancy, menopause and menstruation.
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