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Acne 101: What Causes Acne?

Quince Madrina

When you know how acne works, you can fight back!

The oil glands in your skin are pretty useful: they create sebum, which protects your skin and keeps it hydrated

In your teens, your skin naturally produces oilier sebum, as a result of hormonal changes, the environment and other factors, when your body produces too much sebum, it gets trapped in your pores and promotes the growth of the bacteria P. acnes—an equation that can lead to breakouts.

What’s the difference between a pimple and acne?

Some people get a pimple or two once in a while, while others get frequent breakouts with lots of pus-filled pimples.

If the second sounds more like you, you may have acne – a chronic or long-term condition that affects many teens and adults.

But don’t panic, there are many effective treatments that help keep acne under control, take a look:

Clean and Clear Acne Triple Clear TM

These acne-fighting products are formulated with 2% salicylic acid and refreshing aloe and mint to leave skin softer and smoother, while fighting breakouts in 3 ways:

Acne Triple Clear™ with Polymeric Cleansing Technology is specially designed to wash away dirt and oil, while helping preserve skin’s natural barrier and protecting against future breakouts.

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NEUTROGENA® Acne products use a variety of powerful ingredients to treat different kinds of acne and skin types.

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Specially formulated with moisture-rich soy, AVEENO® Clear Complexion facial care products are designed for blemish-prone skin. Select products in this collection also contain salicylic acid and work to clear and prevent blemishes.

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