Acne is a common skin condition involving the oil-producing glands in the skin. Symptoms: Acne spots (sometimes called zits or blemishes) can include blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and large, red, painful bumps and cysts. For more on Acne Symptoms.

Types: Acne can be mild, moderate or severe. Find out about the Types of Acne and what these look like. Almost all acne sufferers (99%) have spots on the face. Acne can also affect the neck, back, chest and shoulders.

Treatment: There are many safe and effective treatments for acne. See How to Treat Mild, Moderate or Severe Acne.

Good Skincare can help lessen irritation and improve the appearance of acne-prone skin.

Who gets acne?hp-lifestyle  shutterstock_109429289 aYou are not alone!

# Acne affects most teens and young adults.

# Around 85% of 12 – 24 years old have acne.

# Acne affects people of all ethnic groups.

# In Canada, acne affects more than 5 million Canadians or nearly 20% of the population.

# Adult acne: In the past, acne was seen as a mainly teenage skin problem. However, studies show it is prevalent in adults too, particularly women. Up to 22% of women – or 1 in 5 – suffer from acne. See more on Adult Acne

# Acne is ranked in the top 3 most prevalent skin conditions in the USA, UK and France.