Where do zits come from?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

The sebaceous glands of your skin produce the oil your tissues need to stay moist and protected. These glands sometimes produce excess oil that can clog your pores, encouraging bacteria to grow. These clogged pores lead to acne.


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