types of acne

Types of Acne


Just at that point when you discovered that the dreaded acne in your face had disappeared for good, you learn that there are many other varieties of them and that they can have the disconcerting habit of manifesting themselves all at the same inopportune time, making it all the more difficult to get rid off.

However, knowing what they are would go a long way in helping you identify the initial symptoms of their appearance and help you prevent their spreading.



Spotting blackheads is easy, especially if you are the fair skinned type. They would typically make their appearance as small black spots on either your nose or somewhere else on your face, specifically where it is more oily.

Blackheads make their appearance when dead skin cells, bacteria and sebum (the oil produced by the body) combine together on the skin’s surface. The melanin in the skin reacts with the oxygen that enters into the pores to create the black color. Blackheads are very hard to remove and that is their greatest problem. You have to get them out by the roots if you are to banish them for a long time to come.



This variety of acne is more obvious on dark skinned people. Nevertheless, if you are prone to acne and if you look carefully, you can find them on those parts of your face and nose that are oily. The combination of dead skin cells, the bacteria and the sebum all get trapped in the pores of your skin, lending it the white color. As they are generally a little bumpy, there is a tendency to pop them off, which, of course, is not advisable unless you know the way to pop it properly.



 These put in their appearance if you have already had the severe kind of acne. Compared to the blackheads and the whiteheads, the nodules are larger and are more painful. There is also the possibility that on healing, these nodules could leave a permanent mark (scars) on your face, neck or back or just about wherever they had appeared. If left untreated, they will probably last for months together.

Acne Rosacea
Acne Rosacea

Acne Rosacea

 Yet another ordinary kind of acne. These normally appear on people who are more than thirty years old. They appear more commonly on women than men, but they have the tendency to become more serious on the men.

This acne is characterized by the appearance of reddish spots on different parts of the face such as the cheeks, forehead and the chin. The redness would indicate that there might be whiteheads and pimples or other kind of skin blemishes on the spot. Those individuals suffering from Rosacea will not be infected by blackheads. But the infection could cause extra tissue to grow leaving your nose looking bloated.

Rosacea Fulminans

 This variety of acne is restricted to women and typically to those between the ages of 20 to 40. This Fulminans of acne is similar to the ordinary Rosacea variety in that they affect the same areas. But in this case, the whiteheads and the pimples are made over into sores and large nodules that, if not treated properly, will undoubtedly leave a scar at the infected area. Unlike the other varieties of acne, this disorder of the skin does not last for long years, but they can grow very fast in a short period of time.

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Robthom43921717 7 years ago


very good information there mate.

Im the 1st to comment aswell awsome.

Anyway the information there is very good becuase i think its important people know what kind of acne they have becuase its all treated diffrintly. And this is something a lot of poeple dont know.

Keep up the good work mate

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