Acne is the most common problem with which our teens suffer from. It is viewed as a normal physiological reaction of the skin. The commonest type of acne appears during the late teenage and rarely persists into the third decade. But another less common variety of acne rarely appears before 30 years of age. Though it is more common in women than in men, the severity is known to be more in men.

Definition: Acne is one of the self limited disorders of the skin, usually occurring after puberty, due to a reaction of the skin to various triggering factors. In persons prone to acne, when their skin is exposed to any of such agents, the size of the sebaceous glands (glands present in the skin) increases, resulting in increased production of sebum (an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands).

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