Only a few fortunate teenagers escape the trauma of having to deal with pimples on their faces. While for some it may be just a brush with pimples or acne, others may experience the problem for a longer period of time.
Known to occur due to hormonal changes in our body, acne is common among teenagers and young adults. However, people in other age groups too can be affected by it. An estimated 80 percent of all people in the age group of 11 years to 30 years are known to develop acne. 
Acne is a common problem, which is usually not dangerous. However, due to lack of knowledge, people tend to do certain things that can lead to a worsening of acne. Some common practices/factors that could worsen acne include:
Acne may leave permanent scars and spots on the skin. Squeezing the spots could lead to scarring of the skin. So, it is best not to burst or squeeze your pimple. 
Scratching or picking at the comedones (white or black heads) leads to increase in inflammation levels, which eventually spreads to the surrounding areas. The skin might remain red for quite a few days; pain and irritation may persist.
Besides, some common myths surrounding acne can also contribute to acne-related complications. Contrary to common belief, stress and dirty skin do not cause acne. However, stress can worsen it. 
Also, acne has not been found to be associated with eating chocolates or greasy foods in most people. Therefore, don’t stress yourself if you have acne. It's a common problem, which heals over time. However, if it persists for long, meet your dermatologist to seek medical assistance.
Acne is not a simple skin infection. Therefore, it needs attention and care. A proper customized treatment regime, keeping in view the skin type and other ailments or allergies, should be followed to prevent major damage. Our body has special mechanisms to alert us when things go wrong. It’s advisable to take action at the right time.
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