Skin conditions

Acne

(Pimples)

  • Also known as
  • Zits
  • Acne vulgaris

About Acne

Acne is a common skin disease that causes pimples. Pimples form when hair follicles under your skin clog up. Most pimples form on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Anyone can get acne, but it is common in teenagers and young adults. It is not serious, but it can cause scars.No one knows exactly what causes acne. Hormone changes, such as those during the teenage years and pregnancy, probably play a role. There are many myths about what causes acne. Chocolate and greasy foods are often blamed, but there is little evidence that foods have much effect on acne in most people. Another common myth is that dirty skin causes acne; however, blackheads and pimples are not caused by dirt. Stress doesn't cause acne, but stress can make it worse.If you have acne Clean your skin gently Try not to touch your skin Avoid the sun Treatments for acne include medicines and creams.NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

All Medications for Acne

Tips, success stories, and coping strategies for Acne

What tip would you give someone like me who was just diagnosed?
  • Drink lots of water

  • Use soap with sulfur in it

  • Don't touch it

  • this website gives shitty advice, sorry. - a scientist

  • Don't pick at it or pop your pimples

What’s your best coping strategy?
  • Wash my face less

  • Diet

  • Exercise

  • Changing face cleansing regimen

  • Stop touching your face

  • Use decompression toys to avoid touching face

  • Took out my copper IUD.

Besides medications, what else has worked for you?
  • Water

  • Vitamins

  • Sulfur soap