What is Acne?
Acne is the most common skin disease during adolescence and early adulthood. It peaks in females between the ages of 14 and 17 and in males between the ages of 16 and 19. Males are affected more severely than females. Eighty-five percent of high school students will have some acne. Ten percent of those with adolescent acne will continue to suffer from it into their 20ís and 30ís. And sometimes ďadult acneĒ will begin in the 20ís, 30ís and 40ís and later years and continue due to stress and fatigue which can cause increased production of hormones by the adrenal gland with increased levels of androgens.