Frequently Asked Acne Questions

There are many claims about what causes acne and what treatments are effective for improving acne symptoms. Some of these claims are entirely true, some are partially true, and many are completely false. There is also a tremendous amount of contradictory information about acne available from lots of different sources.

In this FAQs section we address the most common acne-related questions on topics such as diet, hygiene, bacteria, hormones, acne science and more.

Most Common Acne Questions

What is Acne?

What is the Best Acne Treatment for Me?

Is Popping a Pimple a Bad Idea?

The Origins of Acne

What Causes Acne?

Is acne caused by dirt or not washing my face enough?

Does Greasy Food, Milk or Chocolate Cause Acne?

Can Stress Cause Acne?

What Does Non-Comedogenic Mean?

Is Acne Different Between Men and Women?

What is the Relationship Between Pregnancy and Acne?

What is the Relationship Between Anabolic Steroids and Acne?

Acne Scars

What are the Different Types of Acne Scars?

How Do Acne Scars Form?

The Relationship Between Acne and Bacteria

What is Propionibacterium acnes?

What Is the Antibiotic Susceptibility of Propionibacterium acnes?

What Are Antibiotics?

How Do Bacteria Become Resistant to Antibiotics?

What Is The Antibacterial Activity of Essential Oil?

How Do I Avoid Negative Interactions Between Medications?

Acne and Psychology

What is the Relationship Between Acne, Depression and Suicide?

Acne Science

How Does Acne Work at a Cellular Level?

What are The Sebaceous Glands?

What is Sebum?