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In medical language Acne is called Acne vulgaris and a common skin infection mostly found in adolecent age (12-24 years of age).
The word Acne first comes from ancient Greece meant: Point: or Peaks. Clesus (Roman Writer) was the first to mention skin problems is De Medicina.
It is an inflammatory disorder of sebaceous glands and hair follicles. When the follicles get blocked, acne develops, sebaceous glands get enlarged with increased sebum production and hormonal imbalances.
Commom affected areas are the forehead, cheeks, chin, neck, chest and shoulders. The chest and back are equally prone to acne. This problem also effects pschollogically on an individual such as inferiority complex, depression and embaressment.
Acne is usually referred as pimples, blemishes, blackheads or cysts etc.
Family and genetic history, hormonal activity (menstrual cycle, Puberty), Inflammation, skin irritation, bacterial infection, use of anabolic steroids or stress can lead to acne scars. Deficiencies of Vitamin A and Vitamin E and high intake of glycemic foods can cause acne.