Acne (also known as Acne vulgaris) is a common skin condition that can range in severity from mild and sporadic to severe and debilitating. It results from inflammation of the sebaceous glands which are small glands at the base of hair follicles. While it most frequently appears on the face, it can appear anywhere on the body. Contributing factors include genetics, hormonal changes, various skincare products, diet, and more. You can find a wide range of products and treatments, with both over-the-counter and prescription options, that can help treat existing breakouts and prevent new breakouts from happening.