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Where on the body does acne most commonly form?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Acne most often forms on the face. However, acne can form on the neck, back, chest, shoulders, and anywhere there is a concentration of oil glands.

Acne most commonly forms on the face. For teenagers, acne is often found in the 'T-zone,' which is the skin on the forehead, nose, and chin. Adult acne is more commonly found along the jawline and cheeks. Acne can also be found on the body, especially the back, shoulders, and upper chest.

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