What Is The Most Common Acne? 

Acne is a skin disease that happens when oil and dead skin cells are plugged into the hair follicles. Whiteheads, blackheads or pimples are caused by it. Acne is most prevalent among adolescents, though it affects individuals of all ages. There are successful acne remedies, but acne can be chronic. The pimples and bumps heal slowly, and some tend to pop up as one starts to go down. Acne can trigger emotional distress and scar the skin depending on its severity. The sooner you begin therapy, the lower your chance of issues like this.

Types of Acne

Noninflammatory Acne

Blackheads and whiteheads involve noninflammatory acne. They don’t usually cause swelling. They often respond reasonably well to treatments that are over-the-counter (OTC).

In general, salicylic acid is often sold for acne, although it usually works better on non-inflammatory acne. It exfoliates the skin naturally, eliminating dead cells from the skin that can contribute to blackheads and whiteheads. In cleansers, toners, and moisturizers, search for it.

  • Blackheads (open comedones) – Blackheads arise when a mixture of sebum and dead skin cells clog a pore. Despite the rest of it being clogged, the top of the pore remains clear. The distinctive black color seen on the surface results in this.
  • Whiteheads (closed comedones) – When a pore gets obstructed by sebum and dead skin cells, whiteheads may also develop. But the top of the pore closes up, as with blackheads. It appears to be a small bump protruding from the skin. It is more difficult to treat whiteheads since the pores are already closed. Salicylic acid-containing products may be beneficial. The best results for comedonal acne are obtained from topical retinoids. Currently, adapalene (Differin) as a retinoid is available over the counter. Stronger topical retinoids are available by prescription from your dermatologist if this does not work for you.

Inflammatory Acne

Inflammatory acne refers to pimples that are red and swollen. Bacteria may also play a part in clogging pores, even though sebum and dead skin cells lead to inflammatory acne. Deep beneath the skin’s surface, bacteria may cause an infection. This can result in sore patches of acne that are difficult to get rid of.

Benzoyl-peroxide-containing products can help to reduce swelling and get rid of skin bacteria. These will remove any excess sebum, too. To treat your inflammatory acne, your doctor can prescribe either an oral or topical antibiotic along with benzoyl-peroxide. In order to treat inflammatory papules and pustules, topical retionoids are also an essential component.

  • Cysts – Cysts may grow when a combination of bacteria, sebum, and dead skin cells clog pores. Deep inside the skin, the clogs take place and are deeper below the surface than nodules. Sometimes these major red or white bumps are uncomfortable to the touch. The largest type of acne is cysts, and a serious infection typically results in their development. Often this sort of acne is the most likely to scar. For the treatment of cysts, the prescription drug isotretinoin (Sotret) is widely used. Your dermatologist can surgically remove a cyst in severe cases.
  • Papules – Papules occur when extreme inflammation causes the walls around the pores to break down. This results in pores that are rough, clogged and tender to the touch. Usually, the skin around these pores is pink.
  • Nodules – When clogged, swollen pores occur, nodules suffer more inflammation and grow larger. Nodules are deeper beneath the tissue, unlike pustules and papules. Since the nodules are so deep within the skin, you usually can’t treat them at home. To help clear them up, prescription medication is required. The oral drug isotretinoin (Sotret) will probably be recommended by your doctor or dermatologist. This is a type of vitamin A and is taken for four to six months on a regular basis. By reducing oil gland size inside the pores, it can treat and prevent nodules.
  • Pustules – When the walls around your pores break down, pustules may also grow. Pustules, unlike papules, are packed with pus. These bumps are typically red in color and arise from the skin. On top, they also have yellow or white heads.

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