Types of acne

Types of acne

There are basically five types of acne, and they are:

Mild Acne (Juvenile Acne)
This is the most common acne condition which affects the teenagers a great deal. So much so that the condition is commonly called teenage spots.  The skin examination reveals a lot of little papules and blackheads on a background of greasy skin.  This type of acne does not continue for long without a break. It may last a few months, disappear for some weeks and then start again. The mild acne condition is the easiest to treat. Mild acne can potentially turn into a severe form of acne, arid the most likely reason for it is usually improper or inadequate skincare. Scarring in mild acne is not common. Few pits remain after the spots have dried up.

Moderate Acne (Acne vulgarias)
In about 10 per cent cases suffering from mild acne, the condition worsens due to the prolonged existence of acne’ and severe oily skin condition. The population and the concentration of whiteheads increase and a large number of papules develop. The affected spots turn red due to the ruptured blood vessels. Generally this type of acne improves in the late teens and early twenties. Scarring is minimal and spots clear up after some time.

Severe Acne (Chronic)
Only a very small proportion of people enter the state of severe or chronic acne. The real difference between this and moderate acne is that the red acne spots are more in number, .larger in size, infected and painful to touch. The entire face, shoulders, back can be affected and infested with the acne spots. It usually takes much longer time to treat this condition and scarring occurs if the spots and pimples are picked.

Picker’s Acne
Some young women develop spots that are quite unnoticeable to our naked eye. When examined closely they look different from the usual acne pimples. The central part of the spot is not like the tip of pimple but is covered by a scab or looks raw. This is because the spot has been picked and scratched frequently. Even though these spots are not obvious, some women feel very uncomfortable and conscious about them.

Cosmetic and Fringe Acne
This occurs mainly on the forehead and is mostly due to excessive oil and grease, which clogs up the hair follicles.

Body Acne
Body acne is different from facial acne because the skin on areas such as your back is different from the skin on your face. The exact cause of body acne is unknown yet. However, some kind of skin irritation can make it worse.

The pores of the skin on the body are far bigger and active than of the face. Generally, the excessive production of skin oil (sebum) is the cause facial acne, which is also the same case for body acne as well.

Since the skin of your body is thicker, the same acne treatments may not work as effectively as they do on your face. Thousands of acne treatments are available.

Back Acne (Bacne)
“Backne” is a street slang for back acne. Back acne does not generally occur via heredity. Unlike other acne forms, food also not seems to play any role in the back acne formation. Bacne is often more severe, because the back is made of tough skin with thousands of sebaceous glands that produce a lot of oil. This extra amount of oil that is also known as sebum that causes the pores of your skin clogged and form acne, sometimes it may appear as cysts or nodules which is the most severe form of acne.

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