Acne is a common inflammatory condition of the oil glands which affects pre-teens, teenagers and young adults. It typically starts during puberty when the rise in sex hormones causes increase in oil gland activity. This leads to development of oily skin, clogged pores and pimples.

Female Adult Acne is another well recognized condition. Many females in their 20s, 30s and even 40s still struggle with acne. Female acne sufferers often experience cyclical outbreaks of acne which occurs around the time of their periods, reflecting the effect that female hormones exert on the oil glands.