Acne and Pimples: Your Guide to Prevention & Treatment

A common condition, acne occurs when hair follicles under the skin get clogged with sebum (oil) or dead skin cells. When excess sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria push deeper into the skin, it causes inflammation or red swollen bumps we call pimples. You can also get fungal acne which is a type of infection that is itchy and usually occurs when an excess of yeast develops in the hair follicles.