According to the Mayo Clinic, acne is most common among teenagers, with a reported prevalence of 70 to 87 percent. It is a skin condition that happens when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. The most common place for it to occur is on the face, however it can also appear on your neck, back, chest and shoulders.
The effects of Acne reach beyond the physical discomfort and appearance of the acne. Acne reaches into the psychological and social regions of youth as well. In an age when pictures are snapped, captured and shared at rapid speeds, acne can limit the ability to ‘share’ in a common social networking that most teens enjoy. This felt isolation could lead to loneliness and even depression. (more…)