Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point. It causes spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that’s hot or painful to touch.
Acne most commonly develops on the:
chest – this affects about 15% of people with acne
What can I do if I have acne?
The self-help techniques below may be useful:
If you develop acne, it’s a good idea to speak to your local pharmacist for advice. Although acne can’t be cured, it can be controlled with treatment. Several creams, lotions and gels for treating spots are available.
You can find your nearest pharmacy at NHS Choices.