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We all remember our first set looking in the mirror and realizing that our baby fresh skin will now forever be a battle with hormones, oil, makeup, and dirt.

But if you stick around to the very end of this article, you’ll uncover all the weapons you need to win this battle for good!

find out the 6 types of acne and what they mean right


 Before we dive into where acne appears and what it means, it’s important for us to understand the different types of acne.

 Understanding what kind of zit you have will ultimately help you in figuring out the best treatment.

 The first type of acne that everyone can relate to is comedones.

 There are two types of comedones, open comedones, and closed comedones.

 Open comedones are black heads while closed comedones are whiteheads.

 Both types are a result of the pore getting clogged once the pores clogged, a build-up of sebum forms.

 Now don’t get us wrong, sebum isn’t necessarily the enemy here.

 Sebum actually helps protect the skin if where there is just the right amount of it, but too much can lead to a build up of oil and clogged pores which then leads to blackheads and whiteheads.

 Sebum comes from the sebaceous glands which can be found all over the body.

 Except for the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet.

 There are about 2600 to 5800 per square inch of these glands on your back, forehead and chin.

 Which makes sense that these areas are most prone to breakouts.

Sebum is continually produced throughout our lives but increases during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause.

 Besides hormonal changes in our bodies, whiteheads and blackheads can be managed

with proper skin care.

 Start by washing your face twice daily – especially if you’re someone who wears makeup every day.

 And, depending on your skin, exfoliating once or twice a week and aid in keeping those delicate pores clean and clear, and under control !


Acne vulgaris sounds like comedones evil twin, and to be honest, it kind of is! Acne vulgaris is caused by deeper blockage of the pores.

 While vulgaris sounds just as vulgar as it sounds, it actually isn’t.

 Vulgaris simply means ‘’common’’  and this makes sense since acne vulgaris is the most common type of acne.

 Although it is the most common, there were three different forms of it: mild, moderate and severe.

 Mild acne vulgaris is most common among the general public, especially during adolescent years when hormones are changing. acne vulgaris happens when the poor gets clogged and inflamed because of Pylos sebaceous units, which in layman’s terms.

 Means the hair follicle and sebaceous gland.

 Unlike whiteheads and blackheads, treatment for acne vulgaris is a bit more rigorous.

 Treatments include topical antibacterial products such as benzoyl peroxide.

 Anti-inflammatory products can also be used to reduce redness and inflamed skin.

 You can also use products that will help turnover the skin such as retinoids.

 Severe forms of acne vulgaris may need dermatological advice and oral medication may be prescribed depending on how serious it is.

 If you suffer from severe acne vulgaris and have tried every type of over the counters, then we suggest making an appointment with your dermatologist to further help to get your skin where you want it !


you read that right ladies, just when you thought you could kiss acne good buying your teen, for little monsters make an appearance in adulthood but also notice the word female here.

 Adult acne is most common in females and not males because females go through more hormonal changes like menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause.

 Changes in hormones have a huge effect on your skin, like that little red friend that continually pop up with a vengeance once a month.

 Women might start seeing the return of acne at ages 25 to 40.

 So ladies, enjoy those five years of being acne free we’re only kidding here.

 Don’t worry too much, because adult female acne doesn’t happen to everybody and is obviously very dependent on your specific body and the changes it goes through.

 Factors like hormones, stress, pollution, diet,  and products can all be culprits of female adult acne.

 Progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone all play roles in the appearance of our skin.

 Following pregnancy, the body needs some time to normalize and hormone levels may take a while to rebalance.

 Rest assured, if you are suffering from adult acne, there are so many solutions!

Look for products that have antibacterial ingredients like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid.

 Like you said earlier, exfoliate once or twice a week, depending on your skin type and, always keep a spot treatment handy !

Diet could also be a reason for acne and we’ll get to that later.

 So make sure you stick around to find out how you can spot allergies and tolerances by the types of breakouts on your skin !


Next up on the list is acne excorée,  trust us we didn’t come up with these names but they all

sound like superhero villains, don’t think acne excorée is acne vulgaris is sidekick one could not survive without the other !

 Acne excorée comes from the word excoriated, which means to wear off the skin.

 Acne excorée happens when you pick and meddle with lesions caused by acne vulgaris.

 Acne excorée  is a much less common type of acne it’s not everyone compulsively picks up their skin.

 But it can be found in adolescents as well as adults would acne excorée is usually

associated with anxiety.

 People who suffer from anxiety, as well as acne, may start to pick up their lesions when feeling anxious.

 Although everyone gets a small satisfaction from squeezing and picking at a zit, acne excorée defined as intense picking and compulsive scratching of the lesion.

 If you suffer from acne excorée, there are a few things you can do to help your skin.

 For starters, try to be aware of when you are scratching or picking at a lesion.

 Mindless picking and scratching can be damaging as it can be an unconscious habit.

 If you have developed scarring from picking, there are creams, gels, and lasers that can dramatically help with the appearance of scarring.

 If you pick because of anxiety, then take the necessary treatment of looking into seeking counseling as well as medications and skin treatment.

 don’t worry we all get antsy over things, just try not to take it out on your skin!


Acne meccanica is a villain that stands alone, it doesn’t necessarily coexist with acne vulgaris but it sounds just as superhero evil!

 Acne meccanica is a form of acne that comes from outside factors such as heavy sunscreen or makeup, external oils, and grease and even clothing.

 Sports bras that continually rub up against the skin that could contain oil could lead to acne Mechanica.

 Acne Mechanica is most commonly found in athletes, students, and soldiers.

 The main difference between acne vulgaris and acne Mechanica is that the cause for each type is different.

 While acne vulgaris is caused by hormones that lead to overproduction of oil, acne and Kanaka on the other hand, is caused by friction.

 Any type of clothing that can trap heat and cause friction on the skin can lead to blocked hair

Follicles which could lead to acne mechanica.

 It’s important to know what type of acne you have in order to properly treat it.

 Paying attention to where and when visa peering can be a huge clue.

 If you are continually breaking out in a specific area, after a workout or the acne appears seasonally, then you could be suffering from acne mechanica.

 You can treat this type of acne much the same way you treat other forms acne… by using antibacterial products.

 Also, try using breathable materials for your workouts and make sure to properly clean them.

Using fabric that allows your skin to breathe will dramatically reduce acne mechanica.


Now that we understand the different types of acne that can appear in our skin, and let’s get into where the acne appears on what it means.

 Acne that appears on the forehead and hairline could mean one of two things; it could be acne Mechanica or acne vulgaris.

 If you wear a lot of hats or tubes then friction could be the cause of your forehead andhairline acne.

 If you use heavy hair products or oily shampoos and conditioners, and you could be trapping excess of oil into your pores in both of these cases, acne Mechanica is the culprit to reduce breakouts, try changing your hair products and see if that helps.

 also try washing your favorite hat and not wearing your tip is often if that doesn’t work and you’ve ruled out acne mechanica then acne vulgaris may be to blame.

 take note of what’s going on in your daily life, are you breaking out during exam period?

could stress be a factor in increasing your acne? if stress might be to blame acne treatments can help breakouts.

 it’s also worth mentioning to lay off sweets and junk food especially during stressful periods.

 we know it’s so awesome to have some sugar fast food while stressed, but, unfortunately,

your forehead is directly linked to your digestive system. We know crazy!

so if you’re breaking out on your forehead, try changing your diet and consuming more water!

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