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About Acne

If you have ever had a pimple, you’ve had acne. It is a hormonal and inflammatory disease that affects all ethnicities, particularly during adolescence and early adulthood, and is found primarily on the face and upper body

Acne lesions occur when the pores of the skin become clogged, trapping skin oil and bacteria inside, leading to a variety of acne lesions, from mild acne to severe acne that can scar

Factors that may make acne worse: genetics, hormones, physical irritation of the skin, stress, sunburns, cosmetics, and diet.

Avoid pore-clogging ingredients, and always pop correctly. 

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What Is Acne How Is Teen Acne Different from Adult Acne? Teen acne and adult acne are the same disease, but teen acne is more common than adult acne (particularly in males), and teen acne comes with more breakouts on the forehead and temples, while adult acne comes with more breakouts on the lower half of the face. March 09, 2021
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Makeup Does Makeup Help with Self-esteem When You Have Acne? Acne can wreak havoc on self-esteem. Makeup helps cover acne and may increase self-esteem while you treat your acne and get it under control. But be sure to use only non-comedogenic makeup and apply it with a featherlight touch to avoid irritation. February 10, 2021
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Lifestyle Habits Some Leave-in Hair Products May Cause Acne Some leave-in hair products may come into contact with the skin and clog pores. This is particularly true with pomades, some oils, and brilliantine. All other leave-in hair products should also be carefully vetted for pore-clogging ingredients. January 13, 2021