Anatomy of acne

What causes acne? Learn more about the anatomy of acne vulgaris and find out what causes pimples to occur, commonly during puberty, adolescence and young adulthood.

What is sebum?

Sebum is a fatty substance secreted by the sebaceous glands in the skin. It consists mainly of fatty acids, waxes, triglycerides and cholesterol.

Types of acne

Acne is acne right? Wrong. You should be able to classify your own type of acne in order to treat it.

Anatomy of the skin

Your skin: amazing stuff. Tough, yet sensitive, permeable, yet waterproof. It’s flexible, yet strong, considering that it’s very thin.

Incidence of Acne

Here are some interesting facts and statistics about the incidence of acne.

What do all these acne terms mean?

The correct name for common acne is acne vulgaris. The term “vulgaris” means “common or usual”. What is the medical term for blackheads, pimples and other words often used?

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