Acne has too aspects that are common to everyone that has them, irrespective of gender, race, and nationality. One that it happens no matter what you do and makes you conspicuous in a way you never want to be. The second aspect is its elusive treatment. Talking to anybody that suffers this problem will let you know that the said person is trying everything but to no avail of relief. Let us have a look at the most common type of acnes that have plagued us for long; the corresponding treatment tips should also help your quest for better acne management.
Of Congested Pores: Comedonal Acne
When skin pores get filled up with oil, dirt, dead skin cells and dust particles, an ideal environment for comedonal acne is created. They are usually in the forehead, nose and chin area, popularly touted as the T-area. It is all about being prone to this type of acne.
A prescription of retinoid usually does the trick to treat and prevent the comedonal acne. It enhances the rate of exfoliation and hence prevents clogging.
Of Heads And Bumps: Inflammatory Acne
A very common type of men acne, this acne originally starts as whiteheads, blackheads, and red bumps. They are a result of the body interacting with the clogged pores and follicles. This type is associated with infection and symptoms include painful burning-like sensation in the acne. Topical antibiotics do the trick for inflammatory acne. As do compounds like benzoyl peroxide. However, if the skin is too sensitive to these harsh treatments, then mild antibiotics can also be used, along with milder topical options like tea tree oil or salicylic acid.
Of Those That Leave Scars Behind: Cystic Acne
As the name suggests, this acne needs prompt attention and treatment that is aggressive, to begin with, so that maximum damage can be averted.
For the treatment of this acne, one has to devote at least half a year, which is, six months. The simple reason is that this type of acne has deeply rooted trigger points in the body, and it takes the time to figure that out and then adopt the necessary lifestyle changes. The commitment required is huge, and one has to be very, very patient when the treatment is in progress.
Of Hormonal Imbalances: Hormonal Onset Acne
This acne is the bane of woman’s existence when she is in her twenties and thirties. It can cause the best of the skins to become susceptible. Whenever there is an imbalance in the estrogen levels of a female body, this type of acne gets triggered. The key points of the occurrence of this acne are around the mouth, reaching up to the chin and neck sometimes.
A cheeky treatment is using birth control pills because they help to correct the disturbed levels of estrogen, but however, many dermatologists make this treatment analogous to burning your house to kill a mouse. A better approach is to go for pills that block the testosterone production, which in turn keeps the estrogen in check.
Hope this article helps in your battle against acne. Be strong and fight it out!