Acne – the teenager’s scourge

  • Jacqueline van Schoor Amayeza Information Centre
Keywords: acne

Abstract

Acne is a common skin condition in which the pores of the skin become blocked, causing pimples to develop. It usually starts at puberty and varies in severity from a few spots on the face, neck, back or chest, to a more significant problem that may cause permanent physical and mental scarring. The typical appearance of acne is a mixture of the following: oily skin, blackheads and whiteheads, red pimples, yellow pus-filled pimples called pustules, and scars. Occasionally, large tender spots, cysts or nodules may develop that can burst and discharge their contents or that may heal without bursting.

Author Biography

Jacqueline van Schoor, Amayeza Information Centre
BSc(Hons), MPharm Amayeza Information Centre
Section
Skin Care