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Acne is a common skin disease that causes pimples. Pimples form when hair follicles under your skin clog up. Most pimples form on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Anyone can get acne, but it is common in teenagers and young adults. It is not serious, but it can cause scars.

No one knows exactly what causes acne. Hormone changes, such as those during the teenage years and pregnancy, probably play a role. There are many myths about what causes acne. Chocolate and greasy foods are often blamed, but there is little evidence that foods have much effect on acne in most people. Another common myth is that dirty skin causes acne; however, blackheads and pimples are not caused by dirt. Stress doesn't cause acne, but stress can make it worse.

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  1. Acne (National Library of Medicine)  
    Acne is a common skin disease that causes pimples. Pimples form when hair follicles under your skin ... neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Anyone can get acne, but it is common in teenagers and young ...
  2. Rosacea (National Library of Medicine)  
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  3. Hidradenitis Suppurativa (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... women, African Americans, and people who have had acne. It usually starts after the teenage years. Treatments ...
  4. Acne vulgaris; Cystic acne; Pimples; Zits ... Acne occurs when tiny holes on the surface of the skin become clogged. These holes are called ...
  5. Acne (Acne Vulgaris) (Logical Images)  
    newsletter | contact Share | Acne (Acne Vulgaris) Information for adults A A A Whiteheads (closed comedones) are the earliest lesions of acne. Overview Acne, also known ...
  6. Baby Acne (Neonatal Acne) (Logical Images)  
    newsletter | contact Share | Baby Acne (Neonatal Acne) A parent's guide for infants and babies A A A Acne whiteheads and bumps (papules) typically involve the forehead in neonatal acne. ...
  7. Acne From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    May 2013 Questions and Answers about Acne This publication contains general information about acne. It describes what acne is and how it develops, the causes of acne, and the ...
  8. What Is Acne? Easy-to-Read From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    ... Information Acne Find a Clinical Trial Journal Articles Acne PDF Version Size: 69 KB Audio Version Time: ... 7.7 MB Updated November 2014 What Is Acne? Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of ...
  9. Acne Myths (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... get your acne under control. Myth: Stress causes acne. Fact: Are you worried that the big test ... more zits. Myth: Getting a tan clears up acne. Fact: Baking in the sun does nothing to ...
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    ... How to Choose the Best Skin Care Products Acne Scars Treatment Options Learn more about treatment options ... and flawless as the original skin. Why treat acne scarring Physical, emotional and social reasons for treating ...
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