What is acne?

What is acne?

We’ve all suffered with it at some point, but what is acne?

Acne occurs when the tiny hair follicles in your skin get blocked.

Oil secreting glands just under your skin are connected to hair follicles and are supposed to lubricate the hair and your skin to stop it from drying out. However, when the glands overproduce oil this can mix with the dead skin cells on your skin’s surface and block the pore that the hair grows out of.

If this plug is near the skin’s surface it can cause a blockage – a white head. If it happens just causes a plug and no bulging, it is a blackhead.

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