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Acne is a skin condition characterised by the presence of blemishes, which include comedones, papules, pustules, and occasionally cysts. These blemishes are most frequently observed in areas with numerous sebaceous glands, such as the face, neck, chest, back, and shoulders.

What causes it

Acne develops as a result of the accumulation of oil, dead skin cells, and debris in and around hair follicles (pores).

This process is often triggered by the overproduction of sebum, a natural skin oil produced by sebaceous glands, which is influenced by hormonal changes.

Additionally, acne involves the proliferation of the C. acnes bacteria, leading to the spread of these bacteria and subsequent inflammation.


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