What are the main causes of acne?
Acne is the most common skin condition in the US – so if you’re suffering with it, you’re not alone. Around 85% of teens experience acne every year, but it’s also becoming more common in adults and can even appear in children. It’s slightly more common in women than men.
Acne of all types is caused when the skin’s oil (sebum) traps dead skin cells, resulting in clogged pores. A clogged pore traps P. acnes bacteria in the skin, which leads to inflammation and allows the bacteria to multiply beneath the surface.
It’s not only a painful medical condition – acne can also affect your state of mind and self-confidence, so treating it can have life-changing effects.