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The Many Types Of Acne - Acne Vulgaris, Acne Folliculitis, And Acne Rosacea

By Kat Daez

The Many Types Of Acne - Acne Vulgaris, Acne Folliculitis, And Acne Rosacea

Acne comes in many forms, as can be seen in the kinds of conditions that can be classified under acne. Three common kinds of acne are: acne vulgaris, acne folliculitis, and acne rosacea. The causes behind these conditions are many and varied but they might all result into zits, papules, nodules, and an oily complexion.

The first type, acne vulgaris, is very common among teens. This condition coincides with the hormonal changes happening inside a teen's body and results into the usual zits and breakouts that sprout just before an exam or a date. Since this condition can be seen in areas jam-packed with hair follicles and oil glands, zits usually grow on the neck, chest, arms, and face.

Acne vulgaris can then be divided into further subtypes, depending on its severity. A mild kind of acne vulgaris can be distinguished through the existence of blackheads and whiteheads. Along with the comedones are pustules and papules – inflamed pores with a whitish top (commonly known as a pimple or zit).

A severe kind usually involves painful cysts and nodules. These types are the ones that could usually result into scars and lesions when not treated properly. Squeezing cysts and nodules is therefore asking for more trouble.

The second type of acne is folliculitis. This skin condition is commonly caused by bacteria and when you have this kind of condition, zits are more likely to appear on your legs, chest, face, and other areas that could have been affected by friction induced by a tight-fitting outfit or a skin injury such as ingrown hairs. A rare kind of folliculitis is the one caused by fungi. This rare condition could be due to exposure to water contaminated by the fungi.

Usually mistaken as acne vulgaris, acne rosacea is another common kind. In this condition, adults who are more than 30 years old are the common victims, resulting into reddish cheeks, forehead, and nose. The reddening of the said areas are usually induced by spicy dishes, hot drinks, and exposure to UV rays. Aside from the redness of the affected area, pimples also emerge, and the inflamed nose could lead to rhinophyma (severe inflammation or external swelling of a nose, making it “bulbous”).

The culprits behind these kinds of acne are varied so the appropriate treatment for each kind is also different. Here is a list of some common treatments for these kinds of condition:
Topical medications – These include OTC treatments like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid.
Accutane – This medication has severe side effects so this is only used for zits that are immune to OTC and some prescription drugs.

Dermatologist-based treatments – Take note that the pimple-popping kind that might not cause more infection is usually done by a dermatologist. He uses a special and sterilized tool to prick your zits and applies an antibiotic or a disinfectant to prevent further infection.
Antibiotics – These drugs might have side effects so a prescription from an expert is needed. 
Contraceptives – These are usually used when treating hormone-related acne.

Acne Home Remedy Cures For Acne Vulgaris - Get Rid of Acne Now!

 By Steve Morin

Acne Home Remedy Cures For Acne Vulgaris - Get Rid of Acne Now!

If putting acidic solutions into your skin does not sound like your type of acne solution, then a home remedy may be better suited to your needs. Home remedies consist of natural, non chemical solutions to help with the problem of acne. They can be made at home and are a much safer option with less side effects then chemical store bought solutions. The best part of this is that you know what you are putting into your skin is safe and good for your complexion, not to mention the rest of your body.

One of the best cures for acne is tea tree oil. This oil is used for many different things, but is exceptional in the treatment of acne if you are seeking a natural solution. It is cautioned that pure oil should not be put on the skin, it should be diluted to a five percent solution. To do this add five parts of tea tree oil to 95 parts water. This oil is known to work for acne because it contains antimicrobial and antifungal properties that kill bacteria in the pores which is responsible for acne lesions in the skin.

It is also found that a diet that contains a moderate amount of zinc can help to reduce the effects of acne in the body. Zinc helps to keep the skin clear. Some foods that are very high in zinc are proteins, dark meats contain higher zinc contents then white meat, also peanuts and beans contain zinc. Zinc can also be taken in 50 mg tabs for as long as you need, and reduced as the acne subsides.

There are many homemade facials and natural products that can be applied to the face to help treat and prevent acne. There are many masks that can be made from a variety of ingredients, one of the best is honey. A honey mask is a great and effective way to prevent acne from getting started as honey contains antibacterial properties and also softens the skin. Adding cinnamon to a honey mask and leaving it on overnight, being washed off in the morning, is especially effective in the prevention and treatment of acne.

A different type of mask is one made of aspirin tablets, 6 to 8 of the uncoated type, it should be mixed with a little bit of water and honey to make a paste. This can then be applied to the face and when it is ready, which will be approximately 15 minutes, it will begin to crumble. When it is washed off, it is important to follow this with a mild face soap that will cleanse the face. The honey will help to soothe the face and clean the pores. Aspirin is good for unclogging the pores and clear up blemishes.

Another highly effective remedy is to boil raspberry, strawberry, or blackberry leaves and with water and making a pack of it, will give soothed itch free skin. This is highly effective against acne.