Having acne or pimples is a common source of distress among men and women. Brown University’s findings in a study they conducted showed that around 17 million adults in the United States are bound to have acne for a time in their lives. This skin condition generally affects a third of people ages 11 to 30 years.
Known as acne vulgaris in the medical field, acne is a skin infection characterized by the appearance of red spots on the face, neck, shoulders, chest, and back. Generally harmless to the overall physical health, various forms of acne begin to emerge from puberty due to the stimulation of the oil (sebaceous) glands. Pimples, blackheads, and other blotches will continue to come out in some parts of adulthood, particularly when stressed, during humid weather, and at the onset of the menstrual cycle for women.