A large segment of the earth population has to deal with at least one form of acne in their lifetime. It is estimated that up to 95% of people are potential candidates to develop acne. And we all want a clean smooth beautiful skin. Many acne treatments are available like the efficient herbal ClearPores system. Before you decide what acne treatment to try its best to know a little bit more about your acne condition.
What we usually refer to as acne is the common ugly looking, look ruining pimples. But acne is more complex and unfortunately has a lot of forms, some of them really hard to deal with.
All acne types show similar signs in the beginning: the excess of sebum clogging skin pores and resulting in skin bumps. But they vary in severity and form. Based on these last two criteria acne can be classified as follows:
- acne vulgaris - acne rosacea - severe acne
The most common acne type, acne vulgaris, can also be categorized in moderate and severe. Moderate acne vulgaris include whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules.
Whiteheads - formed by the sebum excess which in combination with dead skin cells its clogging the skin pores. They are completely trapped under the skin and for that reason keep the white-yellow color. The most common cause is a frequent skin exfoliation that clogs the skin pores.
Almost identical with whiteheads, blackheads are a combination of oil, dead skin cells and acne bacteria. The difference though is that they are exposed to oxygen and that causes the pimple to turn black hence the dark color. It takes longer to totally get rid of the blackheads.
Papules - small pink-red skin bumps, mostly inflamed give the skin a rough dry touch feeling. If you scratch they may leave scars. Pustules - another acne vulgaris type described as big puss-filled skin bumps, irritated. Same advice applies here: don't scratch due to permanent scar danger. People with pustules should see a dermatologist.
The severe acne vulgaris types are cysts and nodules. These acne forms are a little painful and larger than the previously described ones. Cysts can leave scars and irritations if squeezed. Nodules are under the skin and they can degenerate in vicious scars if attended by non-medical personnel.
Acne rosacea on the other hand is pretty much like acne vulgaris but is only localized on the nose, cheeks and forehead. Most cases of rosacea are recorded for women in their 30s and older but the severe rosacea cases are mostly among men!!! So if you are in that age group considering that rosacea can be easily mistaken for acne vulgaris your best bet is to see immediately a dermatologist, before it evolves to a severe form.
All acne types have something else in common: they all have a physical and psychological impact on individuals but the most dangerous ones are the severe acne types: fulminans, conglobata, pyoderma faciale and gram-negative folliculitis.
Acne fulminas is a severe case of nodulocystic and tendencies of scarring. It affects young people and ache and fever are the usual other symptoms going along with fulminas.
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