What is Acne?
Acne is a type of skin infection which manifests as spots, often on the face, shoulders, back and chest. Acne is more common than people think – 85% of 12-24 year olds have it! We all produce oil just under our skin but an imbalance in hormones can cause oil production to go into overdrive, causing acne. Bacterial infection usually results in inflammatory acne. Often acne will clear up by itself or if treated with over-the-counter remedies; however, in very severe cases medical treatment should be sought to avoid long-term scarring.