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Dr. Kathy Robinson
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In brief: Blocked follicles

Acne is a condition in which hair follicles on your face and other skin areas get blocked with oil ad dead skin cells.
It is common in teenagers and may be exacerbated by hormonal shifts. It usually but not always clears up when people get somewhat older. Here is a link to a site for more information http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/basics/definition/con-20020580

In brief: Blocked follicles

Acne is a condition in which hair follicles on your face and other skin areas get blocked with oil ad dead skin cells.
It is common in teenagers and may be exacerbated by hormonal shifts. It usually but not always clears up when people get somewhat older. Here is a link to a site for more information http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/basics/definition/con-20020580
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