Acne is a medical term to describe the spectrum of skin diseases that arise from oil glands in the skin. These include:
- Excessive oiliness
- Comedones (clogged pores eg blackheads and white heads)
- Inflamed, red and painful acne papules and pustules (“pimples” or “zits” in laymen term)
- Inflamed, red and painful acne nodules and cysts (more severe and deep “pimples”).
- Acne marks and scarring