Acne is the name for those red bumps called pimples that a lot of kids and teens get on their skin. When your skin's oil glands make too much oil, the tiny holes on your skin called pores get stopped up with oil, dead skin, and bacteria. Then the skin around these clogged pores can swell and look lumpy or red. Usually, this happens during puberty, when your body is changing from a kid into an adult.
|American Academy of Dermatology Provides up-to-date information on the treatment and management of disorders of the skin, hair, and nails.|
|Acne If you're almost a teen, chances are pretty good that you have some acne. About 8 in 10 preteens and teens have acne, along with many adults.|
|Will Toothpaste Make a Pimple Go Away? Some people say toothpaste will clear up a pimple. Does it work or will it make the pimple worse? Let's find out.|
|Acne Myths Acne - also called pimples or zits - is a perfectly normal part of growing up. Learn more in this article for kids.|
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