Wednesday, May 25, 2016

What Kind of Acne do I Have? And how can I Treat it?

When you were standing in front of mirror and seeing your acne, you probably wondered “what kind of acne do I have?” Acne vulgaris or known as acne is inflammatory diseases on skin that common happened on the face, upper back, chest and shoulders. There are several types of acnes and each types has different treatment. However what we are going to discuss in this article is certain types of acnes that have most cases than the others.

Acne in the skin

Hormonal acne

From its name, we can conclude that this type of acne occurred because of hormone fluctuation. In most women, hormonal acnes are generally worsen in the week prior to menstruation and usually happen around the mouth, chin and jaw. Birth control also have influence to the occurrence of acnes because it affects hormone fluctuation. That is why some doctors like to prescribe birth control as acne remedies. Once you prescribed with birth control, be consistent to it or your hormone would imbalance and the severity of your acne would increase. To prevent and reduce the severity of acnes you have to take care of your skin every day especially around the time of menstruation by treating your face with oil-free products.

Cystic acne

Cystic acne is happened because the pore is clogged with bacteria. Bacteria cause infection to clogged pore and induce pimples, pustules and most cases are the severed of whiteheads. Cystic acne can be easily recognized so when you wonder in front of the mirror “what kind of acne do I have? Is it cystic acne?” You can easily identify it. You’ll see cystic acne as small boils that are red and tender and have smooth skin on the surface of boils. Cystic acne may cause to scarring your face.

The best way to treat cystic acne is by preventing it before the clogged pore happens. Topical products consisted of L-carnitine, glycolic and lactic acids are the best for removing dead skin cells and preventing oil glands (pore) from blockage.


Generally acne is caused because of the blockage of pore. If you have excessive natural oil, it can clog the pore and form blackheads. Steam your face to open pores so the debris which clogged the pores would go out from pores. Use oil-free make-up products and routinely apply a pore clearing mask for 2-3x weekly. Choose face products contain of salicylic acids and willow bark extract to treat blackheads. These ingredients can reduce blockage amount on pores and exfoliate the skin.

Like also : Let’s Get to Know What Foods that Fight Acne


Whiteheads is occurred because of flat acne inflammation. Whiteheads appearance is bumpy skin with visible white on the surface (white pus) or just the bump skin. White blood cells which responsible in fighting bacteria’s infection are collected under the skin to combat bacteria. That is why your skin would inflamed and swell with or without white pus.

If you think you have whiteheads, choose sulfur-based acne remedies. Sulfur can reduce oil accumulation under the skin which are favorite foods for bacteria. Sulfur also relieve the swelling through osmosis mechanism and flatten the blemish.

Conclusion: To treat acne first you have to do is identify “what kind of acne do I have?” then treat the acne based on the types of acne. Consult your doctor before you take acne remedies.

Related Posts

What Kind of Acne do I Have? And how can I Treat it?
4/ 5