Acne prone skin is caused by an imbalance of hormones which can affect both men and women of all age groups. It occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Signs of problematic skin includes whiteheads, blackheads and small or large tender lumpers under the skin. Depending on its severity, acne can cause emotional distress and scarring. The earlier you start your skincare journey the lower the risk of scarring.