Acne is normal! It is something that many of us have struggled with, and there has been so much incorrect information. Acne is usually activated by an imbalance of excess sebum production that amasses in the pore lining. When the pore can’t discharge all the oil being produced, it begins to clog. As the clog mixes with dead skin, it causes a thick, waxy accumulation, which allows the acne bacteria to flourish, eventually resulting in a pimple.