A skin pore clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria, usually on the face, neck, chest, back, or shoulders.


Self-care options include over-the-counter acne products to dry excess oil and promote peeling. A gentle cleanser and oil-free moisturizer also may help.

When to make a doctor's appointment

See a doctor if:

  • Home care remedies don't clear up pimples

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