- Acne: Types, Causes, and Treatment -
Acne is a common skin condition that affects people of all ages. It is characterized by the appearance of pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads on the face, neck, chest, and back. In this guide, we will discuss the different types of acne, their causes, and effective treatment options.
A. Types of Acne
There are several types of acne, each with its own unique characteristics.
Comedonal acne is characterized by the appearance of blackheads and whiteheads. These are caused by clogged pores, which are blocked by excess oil and dead skin cells. This type of acne is most common in people with oily skin and typically appears on the forehead, nose, and chin.
Inflammatory acne is characterized by the appearance of red, swollen pimples. These are caused by an infection in the pores, which can be triggered by bacteria, hormones, and genetics. This type of acne is more severe than comedonal acne and can cause scarring if left untreated. It typically appears on the face, neck, chest, and back.
Cystic acne is characterized by the appearance of large, painful, cysts. These are caused by deep-rooted infection in the pores and typically appear on the face, neck, chest, and back. Cystic acne is the most severe form of acne and can cause scarring if left untreated.
B. Causes of Acne
Acne is caused by a combination of factors, including genetics, hormones, and lifestyle choices.
Genetics plays a major role in the development of acne. If your parents had acne, you are more likely to develop it as well.
Hormones play a major role in the development of acne. During puberty, the body produces more oil, which can clog the pores and lead to acne. Hormonal changes during pregnancy and menopause can also cause acne.
Lifestyle choices can also contribute to the development of acne. Poor diet, lack of sleep, and stress can all contribute to acne. Using makeup, lotions, and other skin care products that are not non-comedogenic can also clog the pores and lead to acne.
C. Treatment Options
Acne can be treated with a combination of over-the-counter and prescription medications, as well as lifestyle changes.
Over-the-counter medications, such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, can be effective in treating mild to moderate acne. These medications work by unclogging the pores and killing bacteria.
Prescription medications, such as antibiotics and retinoids, can be effective in treating moderate to severe acne. These medications work by killing bacteria and reducing inflammation.
Lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of sleep, and reducing stress, can also help to reduce acne. Using non-comedogenic skin care products and avoiding the use of makeup can also help to reduce acne.
The Dermasure Range offers a combination of three products for this purpose, which is also known as the Dermasure Acne-Prone Pack.
1. Kleerzit Facial Cleanser | 150ml
Kleerzit Facial Cleanser contains a mild Salicylic Acid base in a non-irritant foam base, ideally suited for exfoliation and the deep cleansing of blocked skin-pores.
Exfoliating can often result is the feeling dryness, which will be resolved when applying the Hydration Moisturising Cream.
2. Dermaclens Skin Cleanser | 150ml
Dermaclens Skin Cleanser is a gentle fragrance-free cleansing lotion and often used in combination with Kleerzit.
These two products can be alternated mornings and evenings, daily or even weekly. It all depends on your personal preferences.
3. Hydration Moisturising Cream | 75ml
Hydration Moisturising Cream is essential, especially after a thorough cleaning of the skin. The importance of moisturizing is to replenish and moisturise the skin, without (re)blocking the skin pores.
Hydration Moisturising Cream is formulated to be completely absorbed upon application, leaving the skin silky smooth and without any greasiness.
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