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Acne vulgaris

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People think that chocolate causes acne. However, it's the insulin that triggers hormonal reaction.

Contributed by Kelley Joo

Treatment options include: • Shampoo your hair daily, especially if it’s oily, and keep the hair out of your face. • Wash your face gently with nondrying skin soap. Wash once or twice a day, but not excessively, as this will only worsen your skin. • Remove make-up at night. • Toothpaste • Proactiv

Contributed by Akiel Hunte

More people who have acne are unemployed than people with acne.

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Acne can also affect your professional career. People with acne are usually less successful in job interviews because of a lack of confidence and how their possible employers perceive them.

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Some psychological effects of acne are lack of eye contact, relationship issues, taunting from peers, and social phobia. Social phobia is a persistent fear of situations where judgment by others may occur.

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Acne commonly occurs on the face but can occur on your shoulders, neck, chest, back, legs, arms, and butt.

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Females are more likely to have acne in their 30s and above, than males.

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It can occur in both genders, but teenage males usually have the most severe cases.

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Acne is most common in teenagers during puberty, but anyone can get it, even babies.

Contributed by Akiel Hunte

When you were growing up you probably heard you can develop acne if you eat a lot of chocolate, have poor hygiene, or want sex too much. But all of those things are myths. There are several factors that can cause acne such as stress, hormones, and heredity.

Contributed by Akiel Hunte