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 Zits:  Zits appear on the skin mainly because of an infection or an inflammation in the sebaceous glands. At times you may notice a single bump or zit. In most cases zits appear in a group or in clusters. You may experience an outbreak of zits. Studies indicate that zits are a lot more common in teenagers and young adults as compared to most others.

In most cases zits are not a serious problem as they never really cause any complications or scars. Moreover there are many ways in which zits can be prevented. You can do so by making a few simple dietary or lifestyle changes and by following a skincare routine. Zits mainly occur in those parts of the body, where the number of functional sweat glands is higher. This usually includes your neck, back, chest and shoulders.

See your doctor if you cannot control your acne and it is causing you distress and making you feel unhappy. Also see your doctor if you develop nodules or cysts, as they will need to be treated properly to avoid scarring. 




Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies

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