Home > Medical > Acne How normally harmless skin bacteria can cause acne A study found that under certain circumstances the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria can contribute to acne – as well as certain other infections. Can fish oil cure acne? Anecdotal evidence suggests that omega-3 fatty acids, as found in fish oil, can improve skin health and reduce acne, and a recent Korean study provides evidence to back up these claims. Acne relief in birth control pills In the history of medicine no achievement has liberated women more than the Pill. But the Pill is not only for pregnancy prevention: it also combats acne. Latest in Acne GRAPHIC: How doctors remove blackheads US-based dermatologist, Dr Sandra Lee, has been dubbed 'Dr Pimple Popper' and she shows how she removes blackheads. Warning: These videos might upset sensitive viewers. The benefits of a healthy skin In the age of selfies and social media, we find ourselves under a lot of pressure to flaunt a flawless skin. But it turns out that having a healthy skin is important not only for looking good. SEE: Do you think your acne’s bad? Look at these 7 examples Acne is a skin condition that occurs when the oil-secreting glands in the skin and along hair shafts become clogged, inflamed and infected by bacteria. 10 acne myths you shouldn’t believe There are many misconceptions about acne and even more bogus treatments. Don’t fall for these myths. load more Your Acne Guide Acne is a skin condition that occurs when the sebaceous (oil-secreting) glands in the skin become clogged and inflamed, and infected by bacteria. Both blackheads and whiteheads may form in the pores, and can develop into swollen pimples and pustules. Acne treatment can involve dietary changes, new hygiene habits and skin medication. What is acne? Symptoms of acne Causes of acne Diagnosing acne Treating acne Preventing acne From our sponsor Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks?