Health Tip: Things to Remember About Acne

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(HealthDay News) -- Acne tends to form on the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders.

The U.S. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases says although acne isn't usually a serious health concern, it can be embarrassing and lead to permanent scars.

The agency also says:

  • Doctors don't know a surefire way to prevent acne, but taking care of your skin can help stop an outbreak from becoming worse.
  • Anyone can get acne, although it's most common during the teen and young adult years.
  • Hormone changes during puberty, before a woman's menstrual period or after starting or stopping birth control can trigger an acne outbreak.
  • If you have severe acne, you may need to see a dermatologist.
  • To reduce the risk of scarring. do not squeeze or pick at pimples.

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