Acne vulgaris is a chronic skin condition characterized by areas of blackheads,
Acne vulgaris is a chronic skin condition characterized by areas of blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, greasy skin, and possibly scarring.
The resulting appearance may lead to anxiety, reduced self-esteem, and in extreme cases, depression or thoughts of suicide.
Genetics is estimated to be the cause of 80% of cases.The role of diet as a cause is unclear.Neither cleanliness nor sunlight appear to be involved.
Acne mostly affects skin with a greater number of oil glands; including the face, upper part of the chest, and back. During puberty in both sexes, acne is often brought on by an increase in androgens such as testosterone.