Acne (also called pimples) is a common skin condition that causes spots on the face, back or chest.
Congestion is when your skin has clogged pores known as whiteheads and blackheads.
Acne and congestion can occur at any age, however, are more common with teenagers going through puberty or women going through menopause.
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What Causes Acne/Congestion?
Signs of Acne/Congestion
Ways to Reduce the Signs of Acne/Congestion
Blackheads are spots that appear on your skin due to blocked hair follicles. Blackheads have a black surface that gives them their name and mostly occur on your face or neck.
Blackheads can affect people of any age but are most common in teenagers who are going through puberty.
What Causes Blackheads?
Signs of Blackheads
Ways to Reduce the Signs of Blackheads
Whiteheads are a form of acne that form under the skin. They have a white surface and are usually found on the face, neck, chest and back. Whiteheads can occur at any age but most commonly affect teenagers who are going through puberty.
What Causes Whiteheads?
Signs of Whiteheads
Ways to Reduce the Signs of Whiteheads
Papules are small, red bumps without any pus that are caused by excess oil in the skin, hormonal changes, bacteria and some medication.
What Causes Papules?
Signs of Papules
Ways to Reduce the Signs of Papules
Pustules are small bumps on the skin that contain fluid or pus. They are larger than whiteheads and blackheads and appear as red bumps with white centres. Most commonly found on the face, neck, chest and back and occurs most often in teenagers going through puberty.
What Causes Pustules?
Signs of Pustules
Ways to Reduce the Signs of Pustules
Cysts are sac-like structures that are filled with fluid. A cyst can range in size from microscopic to very large and noticeable and can sometimes be painful. An infected cyst will turn into an abscess. Cysts can occur anywhere on the body.
What Causes Cysts?
Signs of Cysts
Ways to Reduce the Signs of Cysts
When a teenager hits puberty, there is an increase in androgens (sex hormones). These excess hormones cause a body’s oil glands to produce extra oil (sebum) which then clogs the hair follicles and can lead to infection, causing pimples. Teen acne is incredibly common and is nothing to be ashamed of. There are many ways to help ease the symptoms and appearance of teen acne.