acne

noun
ac·​ne | \ ˈak-nē How to pronounce acne (audio) \

Definition of acne

: a disorder of the skin caused by inflammation of the skin glands and hair follicles specifically : a form found chiefly in adolescents and marked by pimples especially on the face

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Other Words from acne

acned \ -​nēd How to pronounce acned (audio) \ adjective

Examples of acne in a Sentence

a teenager with bad acne

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The specific kinds of lasers (carbon dioxide, or CO2, and erbium-YAG) and radio-frequency wands being promoted as vaginal wonders were first cleared by the FDA for reversing skin issues, like regrettable ink, wrinkles, and acne scars. Elizabeth Siegel, Allure, "Vaginal Rejuvenation Is on the Rise, But the Results Often Don't Live Up to the Hype," 27 Mar. 2019 The most exciting thing is the pigmentation from all my acne scars is starting to lighten and my tone is looking more even all over. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "Drunk Elephant's Vegan Retinol Doesn't Irritate My Sensitive Skin," 26 Dec. 2018 Researchers observed that others who had heavy bouts of acne during puberty had recurrences. Paige Cornwell, The Seattle Times, "More effective than condoms? Seattle-area couples test new birth control for men," 11 Dec. 2018 Whether your skin has texture to it due to large pores, acne scars, or fine lines, Tabe says this treatment is ideal. Brooke Shunatona, Cosmopolitan, "8 Things You Need to Know About Microneedling Before You Try It," 28 Feb. 2018 For example, for those with acne-prone skin, start with the Charcoal Balancing Mask ($18) to purge pores of dirt, oil, and gunk, and then spot-treat with the Blemish Control Spot Treatment ($22), which is made with five percent benzoyl peroxide. Lauren Swanson, Allure, "Amazon Launches Its First-Ever Skin-Care Line Today — and Everything's Under $40," 20 Mar. 2019 Skin can be skin normal, dry, oily, combination, acne-prone, or sensitive. Lyndsay Green, Teen Vogue, "QUIZ: What is My Skin Type: Dry? Acne-Prone? Oily? Find Out Now," 14 Mar. 2019 That Also Fights Acne Cane + Austin Miracle Pad + 30% Glycolic Facial Treatment $88, Sephora Peels with glycolic and salicylic acid, like Cane + Austin’s Miracle Pads, work to prevent acne, in addition to smoothing skin. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "Are You Exfoliating Your Face Wrong?," 11 July 2018 While most of us strive to achieve a picture-perfect complexion, annoying factors like acne, hormones, sun exposure and pollutants can wreak havoc, leaving behind spotty, scarred or dull skin. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Get brighter, glowing skin with these tips," 21 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of acne

1743, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acne

borrowed from New Latin acnē, acna, borrowed from Late Greek aknḗ "eruption on the face," manuscript variant of akmḗ, literally, "point" — more at acme

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acmic

acmite

acmonital

acne

acne rosacea

Acnida

Acnidaria

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acne

noun

English Language Learners Definition of acne

medical : a condition in which the skin on a person's face, neck, etc., has many small, swollen spots (called pimples)

acne

noun
ac·​ne | \ ˈak-nē How to pronounce acne (audio) \

Kids Definition of acne

: a skin condition in which pimples and blackheads are present

acne

noun
ac·​ne | \ ˈak-nē How to pronounce acne (audio) \

Medical Definition of acne

: a disorder of the skin caused by inflammation of the skin glands and hair follicles specifically : a form found chiefly in adolescents and marked by pimples especially on the face

Other Words from acne

acned \ -​nēd How to pronounce acned (audio) \ adjective

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