Because acne starts when the body produces excess sebum (oil), it’s easy to associate acne with shiny, oily skin. The truth is, acne can affect all skin types – oily, normal, combination and yes, even dry skin.
A certain amount of oil (also known as “sebum”) is needed to keep our skin healthy and soft. When pores are clean, oil flows freely from the inside of the follicle to lubricate your skin’s surface, giving you oily skin but a clear complexion.
A common skin type is combination skin, a situation where both oily and dry skin co-exists. The T-zone area of the face (nose, chin and forehead) tends to be oilier and the cheeks and periphery of the face tend to be drier.
Being a teenager is one of the most self-conscious times in a person’s life. Of course, no one wants to get acne, but for teens, it’s especially difficult to manage the pressures of adolescence, high school and maintaining a positive self-esteem …
When you’re a teenager suffering from acne, you may think that once you’re an adult, that struggle will fade along with your pimples. Yet, up to 40% of adults experience acne well into their 30s, 40s and 50s.
Body acne is just what the name implies – acne that appears anywhere on the body. Your skin is covered in pores, so it should be no surprise that, in addition to your face, a breakout can show up on the neck, back, chest and shoulders.