What is Acne ?
Acne is a common skin disease that affects nearly 9% of the world population. It occurs due to the clogging of pores with a combined effect of dirt, sebum, and bacterial growth.
The symptoms may vary from blemishes like blackheads, whiteheads, cyst, nodules, and others. Generally, an acne outburst appears on the face, but it can also appear on other body parts, including neck, chest, back, shoulders, arms, etc. Inflammation, pain, and scars are quite common in severe forms of acne.
Apart from the physical discomfort, acne can also have psychological and/or social consequences. According to a dermatological study, acne can trigger anxiety, depression, poor self-image, lack of self-esteem, and even suicidal tendencies. People suffering from acne restrict their social activities and face social isolation.