Acne is a condition which develops in and around the hair follicles and their oil producing glands called the sebaceous glands. Although we have these glands all over the surface of our body, it is only on the face, chest and back that acne develops.
The oil produced by sebaceous glands is called sebum and it begins to appear soon after puberty. When the oil glands become blocked, this leads to the formation of comedones – the blackheads and whiteheads.
See your doctor if: