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Acne usually lasts until 20 or 25 year s of age. It is rare for acne to leave any scars.It is not caused by diet such as fried foods, chocolate, or any other food.

Acne is due to plugging of the oil glands and by certain bacteria on the skin. More than 90% of teenagers have some acne. The main cause of acne is increased levels of hormones during adolescence.

Basic Treatment for Acne:

1. Soap: The skin should be washed twice each day and after exercise. The most impor tant time is before bedtime. A mild soap such as Dove or Cetaphil should be used.

2. Hair: The hair should be shampooed daily. Hair can make acne worse by friction if it is too long. Consider wearing long hair in a ponytail for sleep.Certain oils from hair and skin left on a pillow may aggravate acne.

3. Avoid picking : Picking keeps acne from healing and spreads bacteria fr om the hands to the skin.