Acne

Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones and other substances on the skin's oil glands (sebaceous glands) and hair follicles. These factors lead to plugged pores and outbreaks of lesions commonly called pimples or zits. Acne lesions usually occur on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders.
What is Acne?

Acne or pimples is a skin condition that usually affects adolescents or teenagers but may affect an individual at any age. It leads to spots and boils over the skin of the face, forehead, neck, back and chest.

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Contraception is free to women, except when it’s not

Contraception is free to women, except when it’s not

Skin disorders on the rise during COVID‐19 pandemic due to infection and PPE use

Skin disorders on the rise during COVID‐19 pandemic due to infection and PPE use

Imbalance in gut microbiota could play a key role in progression of inflammatory skin disorder

Imbalance in gut microbiota could play a key role in progression of inflammatory skin disorder

Topical therapy can help safely reduce side effect of cancer treatment

Topical therapy can help safely reduce side effect of cancer treatment

Study characterizes anti-inflammatory effect of strawberry geranium on the skin

Study characterizes anti-inflammatory effect of strawberry geranium on the skin

Anabolic-androgenic steroids can have deleterious effects on the brain

Anabolic-androgenic steroids can have deleterious effects on the brain

Male fertility and androgen production may be impacted by COVID-19

Male fertility and androgen production may be impacted by COVID-19

Excess total body fat in girls may affect puberty timing, hormones and breast maturation

Excess total body fat in girls may affect puberty timing, hormones and breast maturation

Long-term steroid treatment may not be necessary for kidney transplant patients

Long-term steroid treatment may not be necessary for kidney transplant patients

People with darker skin disproportionately suffer from acne's psychological impacts

People with darker skin disproportionately suffer from acne's psychological impacts

Food guidelines change but fail to take cultures into account

Food guidelines change but fail to take cultures into account

The evolving role of platelet-rich plasma in cosmetic procedures

The evolving role of platelet-rich plasma in cosmetic procedures

Biochar from agricultural waste products shows promise for removing pharmaceuticals contaminants

Biochar from agricultural waste products shows promise for removing pharmaceuticals contaminants

Urbanization leads to a huge decrease in skin bacterial diversity

Urbanization leads to a huge decrease in skin bacterial diversity

Scientists discover new method to retrieve lost single-cell RNA-sequencing information

Scientists discover new method to retrieve lost single-cell RNA-sequencing information

Acne drug could be a potential treatment for dilated cardiomyopathy

Acne drug could be a potential treatment for dilated cardiomyopathy

American beautyberry leaf extract boosts antibiotic's activity against 'superbug'

American beautyberry leaf extract boosts antibiotic's activity against 'superbug'

Could Trump’s push to undo the ACA cause problems for COVID survivors? Biden thinks so.

Could Trump’s push to undo the ACA cause problems for COVID survivors? Biden thinks so.

Human to Labskin Skin Models for Dermatology Research

Human to Labskin Skin Models for Dermatology Research

Mindful yoga may be a promising option for treating women with PCOS

Mindful yoga may be a promising option for treating women with PCOS