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Acne is an infection of the skin, caused by changes in the sebaceous glands. The most common form of acne is calledacne vulgaris, which means "common acne". The redness comes from the inflammation of the skin in response to the infection.
Oils from the glandscombine with dead skin cellsto block hair follicles. Under the blocked pore, oil builds up. Skin bacteria can then grow very quickly. This infection makes the skin become swollen and red, which becomes visible.
The face, chest, back, and upper armsare most common places for acne to happen.
Acne is common during puberty, when a person is turning from a child into an adult, because of high levels of hormones. Acne becomes less common as people reach adulthood.
Effects of acne
People of all ages can get acne, although it occurs more commonly in adolescents. Acne can affect people physically, psychologically, and socially.
Physical effects
Acne causes scarring, and acne pustules can be very painful and sensitive.
Psychological effects
Diseasey suffering from a bad case of acne, especially adolescents, can develop low self-esteemwhich can lead to depression.
Causes of acne
Exactly why some people get acne and some do not is not completely known. These can cause acne, or make it worse:

*. Hormonal fluctuation
*. Hyperactive sebaceous glands
*. Stress
*. Many dead skin cells staying on the skin
*. Bacteria in the pores
*. Skin irritation or scratching of any sort
Aspirin reduces inflammation which in result, reduces facial redness due to acne.