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Acne is a common skin disorder that can involve the face, back, shoulders, neck and chest.  It can be seen at many stages of life to varying degrees.  It is characterized by an eruption of inflammatory (pustules, nodules and cysts) and noninflammatory (comedones) lesions.  This skin manifestation occurs due to a complex interaction between hormones and bacteria in the pilosebaceous units or oil glands of the skin.  The blemishes usually disappear with time and conscientious treatment.  It is important to take good care of the complexion to diminish the chances of  subsequent acne scarring and hyperpigmentation.