Acne, the different types

The scars and wrinkle caused by acne and pimple on skin by HormoneWe  all suffer from acne at different points of our lives. But, do we know that there are different types of acne. The answer is no.  Well, it is important to understand what causes acne and the difference types. So that you can identify what type you have and sort the right treatment for your acne.

What causes acne?

Acne can be caused by many reasons. One reason is that a person is more prone to acne. The reason for being more prone to acne, is due to genetics, changes in hormones that is caused by pregnancy, menstrual periods and puberty.

Also stress, pore-clogging skin care products and medications like oral contraceptives can cause acne. Also, external factors like UV rays and pollution from the environment can cause acne flare ups. As pollution causes free radicals that in turn cause acne. Other causes is due to excess oil production that is combined with dead skin, that blocks the pores causing acne breakouts. This is often the main reason why we all go through acne in our life.

Types of acne:

Inflammatory acne – this type of acne is normally red and inflamed. It is the most common one you see. But there are different types of inflammatory acne. This includes;

  • Papules: are red or pink bumps under the skin surface.
  • Pustules: large, tender bumps with pus in the centre.
  • Nodules: are large and inflamed bumps that when you touch it, it feels tender.
  • Cysts: are large and also filled with puss. But it looks more like boils.

If your wanting to treat your acne, then it’s best to treat them correctly. This is by seeing a skin specialist that can cater your treatments according to your skin type and type of acne. At Saints European, we have skilled skin specialists who can just do that. To find out more, please call our friendly team on (828) 586-6172!

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