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Get health information > Teenager's Health > Acne
Acne is a very common skin condition, so do not worry too much if you have it. It includes getting scaly red skin, blackheads and whiteheads, pimples and sometimes it can leave your skin a bit scarred.
NHS: Introduction to acne
Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point. It causes spots to develop on the skin, usually on the face, back and chest.
The black of the blackheads is due to skin pigment, and is not dirt as some people think.
Picking and squeezing the spots may cause further inflammation and scarring.
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