Acne is due to plugging of the oil glands and by certain bacteria on the skin. More than 90% of teenagers have some acne. The main cause of acne is increased levels of hormones during adolescence.
Acne usually lasts until 20 or 25 year s of age. It is rare for acne to leave any scars.It is not caused by diet such as fried foods, chocolate, or any other food
Basic Treatment for All Acne:
1. Soap: The skin should be washed twice each day and after exercise. The most impor tant time is before bedtime. A mild soap such as Dove or Cetaphil should be used.
2. Hair: The hair should be shampooed daily. Hair can make acne worse by friction if it is too long. Consider wearing long hair in a ponytail for sleep.Certain oils from hair and skin left on a pillow may aggravate acne.
3. Avoid picking : Picking keeps acne from healing and spreads bacteria fr om the hands to the skin.