Acne is a very complicated skin disorder to treat because the reason why people break out varies so much. Everyone's skin is so unique and different that what works to clear skin for one person may or may not work for another.

One of the best ways to treat acne is to arm yourself with information. By understanding the what type of acne you have, what is causing you to break out, and how to best treat your pimples, you will be well on your way to learning how to clear your skin.

This section on acne includes:

  • What is Acne?
    Pictures and descriptions of the different types of acne for you to see what kind of acne you have.

  • What Causes Acne
    A list of possible acne culprits along with their descriptions and potential acne treatment options.

  • Acne Face Map
    Did you know that where you get acne on your face can tell you why you get acne? For example, acne on the cheeks could indicate too much stress. This interactive acne face map shows you why you get acne on the different parts of your face.

  • 10-Step Guide for Treating Acne
    Treating acne can be overwhelming! Here's how to start, when you should see a dermatologist, what you should use on your skin.

  • Acne Treatment List
    A comprehensive list describing the majority of acne treatment options with their pros and cons.

  • Body Acne Map
    Similar to the acne face map above, this body acne map tells you why you get pimples on certain parts of your body and what you can do to treat them.

Never give up on your fight against acne! Learn as much as you can about acne and your skin and stay patient and positive.

Need some inspiration? Check out my before and after acne pictures here and read about how I cleared my skin.

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What is Acne?

Last updated: May 6, 2013