Find out what's happening during puberty that causes pimples.
- Our skin has thousands of tiny hair follicles, each of which produces an oily substance - sebum.
- During puberty the surge in hormones produces more sebum.
- The excess sebum blocks the hair follicles and causes blackheads and pimples.
- The scientific name for pimples is "acne vulgaris."
The scientific name for pimples is Acne Vulgaris
Your skin has thousands of tiny hair follicles
Each follicle has a gland that produces an oily substance
This oily substance is called sebum
Our hormones control how much sebum we produce
During puberty we have a ...
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