Acne is a very painful experience for those that have to deal with it. For some individuals it will last only for a few years through their teenage years. For others, though, it will continue well into their future even until they reach 30 or 40 years of age. It is a skin condition in which bacteria or something else has irritated the skin and caused it to develop what are sores. These are red, pimple like masses that are not only uncomfortable, but can be damaging to the person’s self esteem as well. Acne needs to be treated.