Skin care tips and treatments for teens

Acne is a skin condition. It includes plugged oil glands (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples and deeper lumps (nodules). Acne occurs on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and even the upper arms. It is most often is seen during adolescence but it can occur at any age.

During adolescence, an increase in male hormones or an increased sensitivity to these hormone levels, along with excessive plugging of oil glands, can cause acne.