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What is Acne? Photo credit: htp// Acne is a skin condition that occurs when the oil-secreting glands in the skin are clogged and become inflamed or infected.  If you’ve never taken time to understand why you breakout, below are basic facts that will help you understand acne, to best effectively fight them.  1. There are 5 main known causes of acne:  a. Excessive production of oil by the sebaceous gland (or oil producing gland) of the skin  b. Hormonal imbalance  c. Pore build-up based on excessive shedding of dead skin cells d. Irritations or reactions from make-up, food allergies and medication  e. Bacteria build-up in the pore  2. Not all “acnes” are the same. There are different categories of acne based on their severity, location, and size, and they should be treated accordingly. If you are suffering from the mild forms of acne such as blackheads and white-heads, topical treatments are you best bet f