Teens and acne. More than 85% of teenagers have this common skin problem, which is marked by clogged pores (whiteheads, blackheads), painful pimples, and, sometimes, hard, deep lumps on the face, neck, shoulders, chest, back, and upper arms. When you hit puberty, the excess hormones cause your oil glands to become overactive, enlarge, and produce too much oil, or sebum follicles become blocked with skin cells results in an overgrowth of bacteria. When bacteria grow in the blocked pore, pores become infected or inflamed.
The things that may contribute to acne are hormonal changes, stress, heredity, sweating, also cosmetics, creams, climates and not having a good skin care routine and diet could be adding to the problem.
Symptoms Of Acne
While the symptoms of acne vary in severity, you'll notice these signs on areas of your body with the most oil glands (the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms):
Clogged pores (pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads)
Papules (raised lesions)
Pustules (raised lesions with pus)
Cysts (nodules filled with pus or fluid)