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? You 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 5 million Canadians or almost 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.