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What is acne?

Acne, also known as vulgaris, is a common skin condition that causes outbreaks of pimples and cysts, mainly on the face, back, arms and chest. Acne occurs when hair follicles in your skin become blocked with oil (sebum) and dead skin cells.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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