Are you struggling with adolescent or adult acne?
The primary symptoms of acne are spots and oily skin. Acne, for almost everyone, will occur on the face and neck with half of those sufferers presenting with acne on the back. It is estimated that only 15% of acne sufferers will experience symptoms on the chest. There are six main types of spots caused by acne.
Potential acne triggers can include:
Hormonal changes during puberty, menstrual periods, and pregnancy. Starting or stopping the contraceptive pill can sometimes also trigger acne.
Certain medications given for other conditions e.g. oral steroids, some anti-epilepsy treatments.
Greasy or oily cosmetics and some hair products.
Medical conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Mild acne can be successfully managed using topical treatments