This skin condition is primarily caused by a hormonal imbalance which often occurs in the early onset of puberty and the rest of the teenage years. The condition manifests when oil glands become infected or blocked, forming red and sometimes painful bumps on the skin surface. Acne can be non-inflammatory (blackheads, whiteheads) and inflammatory (papules, pustules, nodules, cysts).
Who suffers from acne?
A universally experienced skin condition, acne is most commonly found in young adults and adolescents ranging from ages 11 to 30. Although it affects both men and women of any race, men tend to suffer more severely because of the higher levels of testosterone produced during adolescence. Many adults continue to struggle with moderate acne problems throughout their life. Thankfully, this condition is treatable with a variety of methods and results can be maintained with a proper skin care regimen.