Does Body Fat Cause Acne?

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Acne is a common skin condition caused by inflammation of the hair follicles and oil-producing (sebaceous) glands of the skin. Hair follicles are the tiny tubes that hold the hair in the scalp.

Acne may begin during puberty, and affects about 80% of all adolescents. It occurs when skin cells are not being shed normally, and these sticky cells block the skin's hair follicles. This traps a body oil called sebum, which is produced by nearby sebaceous glands. The blocked, oil-filled...

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