Acne vulgaris

Acne vulgaris (Acne) is one of the most common skin conditions especially to teenagers who are in a stage of puberty where the sebaceous glands which secretes sebum into the hair follicles are active. There are many types of acnes such as whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, cysts and nodules. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) approximately 80 percent of people between ages 11 to 30 have the said condition at some point. It is not a threat in our health, but it can lower one’s self esteem especially if it is a very severe case. There can be many causes of acne, it can be due to medications, cosmetics, emotional stress, and hormonal factors where the androgen, a type of hormone rises as the adolescent stage begins.