Simply put, acne occurs when your pores get clogged with oil and dead skin cells. This creates a breeding ground for bacteria, which leads to redness and swelling. Experts are still investigating why some people are more prone to developing acne than others, but hormones are thought to play a role.
Acne is a chronic skin condition defined by frequent breakouts and having pimples, whiteheads or blackheads throughout the face. A pimple or two that pops up from time to time is not considered acne. If what you’re seeing does not clear up with an over-the-counter acne treatment, it's a good idea to consult your general doctor or dermatologist.
When it comes to caring for acne-prone skin, you’ll want to use the best skincare products to reduce oil and shine. Look for ingredients like salicylic acid, kaolin clay, charcoal, tea tree extract and sulfur. IT Cosmetics also offers a range of color correction makeup that delivers the full coverage you need to cover acne and blemishes without irritating your skin.