Acne gets a lot of attention from society as well as medical practitioners. Mainly, it’s because it’s the most common skin condition in United States, affecting 40 to 50 million people at any time. Acne has been experienced by 80 percent of Americans at some point in their lives. The problem with finding the best acne treatment is that acne, even though extremely common, is not the same for everyone. Every case is individual and needs to be diagnosed independently. And for that, you need to understand basic types of acne in order to define the best course of treatment. Acne is basically just an aftermath of fluctuation in oil production because of hormonal imbalance. But the issue can vary person to person.
Types of Acne
Mainly acne is divided into three main classes: comedonal acne, inflammatory acne and cystic acne.
Comedonal acne is basically mild acne with blackheads and white head production. It occurs when skin pores get clogged. The sebum combines with old, discarded skin cells making oil accumulate. It focuses mainly on the forehead, nose and chin. These are what will generally be described as pimples.
Inflammatory acne happens when the blackhead and white head covered area is inflamed and causes inflamed, red acne marks.
Cystic acne is the most intense and severe form of acne. It comes as an outbreak, meaning it spreads all across the face. Cystic acne is genetic and quite painful. Extreme cases may lead to facial disfiguration and even mild cases may lead to permanent scarring.
Treatment Choices for Mild Acne
Your treatment is very dependent on your acne problem. Comedonal and inflammatory acne is considered a mild form of acne and is usually controlled with gel, creams and traditional tips and dietary restriction. Medicinal treatment usually prescribed for comedonal acne is retinoid; these are chemicals that are similar in composition to vitamin A. So increasing your vitamin A intake may also be a simple solution you may want to pursue. Its function is unblocking the clogged pores. Vitamin A will go a long way with remedies focusing on anti-bacterial properties such as lemon juice and vinegar. They help clean bacteria that cause infection.
This treatment is prescribed to teenagers that undergo hormonal changes for one to four years and their condition is mild as well as temporary. We would advise you to focus on using home remedies and avoiding unnecessary medication.
Mild acne may increase with external triggers, such as make-up products and hair gels, and sometimes getting rid of such habits can successfully resolve your child’s acne problems completely.
Hormonal acne can be much more serious to resolve; inflammatory acne has more chances of becoming a hormonal problem and is thus very directly linked with menstrual cycles. A disturbance in hormonal cycles can be directly linked with imbalance in menstrual cycle, and such disturbances usually result in inflammatory acne or a severe case of comedonal acne. Their usual victims are teenage girls, going through puberty and women with reproductive complications. These problems are usually dealt with, by dermatologists, or by spironolactone that treats fluid retention-related problems in kidneys and relieves the kidney of extra pressure.
At this point, it is significant to note that kidney problems as well as hormonal imbalance leading to affected menstrual cycle are both directly related to obesity.
This is a general outline of how mild to mildly severe acne is treated along with general reasons for its occurrence based on age and gender. The problem is so common and recurring that we would advise you to research your problem well in order to find the best solution. We wish you luck!