Acne usually starts as your child begins to go through puberty, when hormones cause his skin to become oily. This may lead to oil and bacteria clogging the pores of his skin, giving rise to the characteristic whiteheads and blackheads of acne.
Acne is a very common problem in children, especially adolescents. Since acne isn’t usually considered to be serious medical problem, it is often ignored and undertreated. However, acne is actually a quite bothersome problem and is very stressful for most teens.
Part of the problem that leads to acne not being treated effectively is that parents often assume that they need to see a specialist for treatment.