Acne is the most common skin concern in the world. It affects almost 85% of young adults. There are millions of skincare products and oral supplements available in the market for the treatment of acne. People in their 20s and 30s are more prone to acne but in some, it takes past their 50s. There are many factors involved in causing acne.

What is acne?

Acne appears when pores get clogged with dead skin cells and oil. Our skin has sebaceous glands that produce oil. Our pores are connected to sebaceous glands. Propionibacterium invades skin cells and starts replicating. White blood cells fight with bacteria and results in inflammation and redness. Whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples are common types of acne.

What causes acne?

Major factors that are involved in developing acne are over-active sebaceous glands, abnormal shedding of dead skin cells, and the growth of acne-causing bacteria. Other factors involved are genetics, diet, hormonal fluctuations, stress, depression, poor lifestyle, and infections.

Skin Care Tips

Use a gentle cleanser

Use a gentle cleanser to wash your face. Avoid excessive washing and scrubbing.

Pat dry with towel

Use a gentle and clean towel to pat dry your face. Avoid scratching your face with a towel.

Apply in moderation

Apply acne treatment gel, cream, or lotion only to the problematic area after cleansing. Don’t use too much.

Use a moisturizer

Always use an oil-free and water-based moisturizer. You can use aloe vera gel for moisturizing purposes. It helps in treating acne and dryness.

Don't pop your pimples

Don’t squeeze pimples. Doing so will worsen the condition and could leave permanent scars.

Avoid touching your face

Don’t touch your face too much. Keep your hair off from your face. Don’t rest your hand or phone against the side of your face.

Acne Treatments

Benzoyl Peroxide

Benzoyl Peroxide is a compound that kills bacteria associated with acne

Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid that helps to unclog pores


Helps to unclog pores and inhibit the growth of bacteria


Increases cell turnover and replaces old and worn-out cells with new and healthy cells

Alcohol & Acetone

Controls the bacterial growth in pimples and lesions


Prevents the androgens to bind with skin cells which controls the excess production of sebum

Azelaic Acid

A naturally produced acid by yeast and has anti-bacterial properties

Alpha Hydroxy Acids

Improve skin texture and reduce the size of your pores


Helps to treat inflammation caused by pimples

Tea Tree Oil

Has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and protects the skin from sun damage


Derived from vitamin B3 and used topically to treat inflammation

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The content offered on is intended for informational purposes only and not as medical advice. For medical advice you should consult an appropriately licensed and qualified medical professional. If you are experiencing acute or distressing symptoms or life threatening symptoms you should immediately call 911 and/or go to the nearest emergency medical facility.

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Last updated: 8/16/2022, 2:18:14 PM