What Causes Acne?
Acne occurs when a pore in your skin becomes clogged. Typically, this clog starts with dead skin cells. Instead of rising to the surface of the skin and falling away, some cells come in contact with a natural facial oil known as sebum. These oily skin cells may stick together and become trapped in the pore, leading to the formation of acne.
Acne can become redder and more inflamed when bacteria are involved. Certain bacteria on the surface of your skin can get trapped inside a clogged pore and multiply rapidly. Eventually, the bacteria can create a deep, painful acne cyst. Unfortunately, antibiotics and over the counter medicines may not always be effective when it comes to treating stubborn acne.