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Something almost everyone gets at one time or another. It's most common in adolescents who are going through puberty, and is due to the abundance of hormones flowing through their bodies. Usually it starts in early teens and ends in the early to late twenties, occasionally it will extend past thirty and sometimes even into someones forties or fifties.

Acne is not due to dirt, oily foods, or chocolate/sugar. Milk has been linked to increase in acne, however. Stress/anger can cause hormonal changes which can cause acne. Excessive touching of the face is also a bad idea. Genetics also play a key role.

Washing ones face will help, however people who have acne don't necessarily not wash their faces. If the case is especially serious, one should consult a doctor to be put on an anti-acne drug. Common ones include: Erythromycin, tetracycline, and clindamycin.
Bobby has had acne since he was 12. He's on a topical, and oral solution. He visits a dermatologist every two months. He still gets acne though, i'm glad i don't have his gene pool.
by Morpha's Tox Box July 03, 2011
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A horrific skin condition which feasts on your self esteem and can only be cured with age. It is completely resistant to all over the counter treatments.
I will just put on this wax paper bag and be done with this shit. At least the bag covers this fucking acne.
by Lvvdsvvl November 29, 2011
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A skin condition in which pores become clogged and inflamed with sebum, the natural oil that your skin produces. This inflammation leads to pus, bacteria, and redness in the affected area.

Usually occurring in varying degrees in the teenage years because of hormones, but can show up in adults as well. There is also a strong genetic component to acne.

There is no cure for acne, only treatment, which ranges from salicylic acid to the more serious accutane.

Check out acne.org for a regimen that really helps clear up skin. Trust me, it works well if you follow it.
Dude 1: That dude had huge acne all over his face, that must really make him feel like shit.

Dude 2: Yeah dude, but accutane helps acne even though your skin gets so dry your lips bleed and if you get pregnant your baby will have a tail.

Dude 1: Dude yeah accutane helps but didn't fully clear it for me dude. I used 2.5% benzoyl peroxide and lotion twice a day and that helped loads. You should check out acne.org for a good regimen using this formula dude.
by AcneBeGone September 09, 2009
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A skin condition that in many cases; is caused by reapeat heavy marijuana usage.
Look at that stoner with all that acne.
by ANTI-ACNE December 29, 2011
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SOMETHING THAT WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE FOREVER AND WHEN NO ONE LIKES YOU
Girl 1: OMG Selena you see that girl she has so much acne EW!
Girl 2: OMG I know right?
The Girl: I hate myself right now * SCREAMS *
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Refers to all the useless information one receives on facebook including pimples and zits and is very similar to spam. Obviously a cheap play on
words: acne and face
I went on FB for the first time in a couple weeks and it was covered with acne so I didn't see your post yet.
by Ricky Kash March 14, 2010
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A skin condition caused when a person continuously picks at their pimples.
Bill: "Carol, what happened to your face? It was fine five minutes ago and now you look like you have the chickenpox."

Carol: "Oh. That's just acne."
by j1ggy January 17, 2009
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