Understanding acne: Let’s talk about…ACNE For some people, this could be a very sensitive topic. Acne can flare up at the most inconvenient time and could instantly ruin your confidence. Some of my clients rather sit at home and miss big milestones than face the world with their acne. It’s an understandable feeling to have. Let’s shed some light on acne and how we can win the battle. What is acne? Acne is formed in our skin by blocked follicles. This is caused by hair, sebum, and Keratinocytes (built up dead skin). Acne is a the most common skin disease in the US. It affects nearly 40million people. 90% of.