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What Type of Acne Do You Have and How Can You Treat It?

WHAT TYPE OF ACNE DO YOU HAVE?

(How Can You Treat It?)



If you have acne, don't worry, you are not alone. Here at Effortless Skin, we've created a helpful infographic packed with information to help you treat your acne, however severe it may be.



WHO DES ACNE AFFECT?



ACNE affects young adults the most



More than 90% of teenagers have acne



Peak outbreaks in women are between 17-18 years old



Peak outbreaks in men are between 19-20 years old



It can also affect adults into their 20s,30s and later



HOW SEVERE IS YOUR ACNE?



SEBORRHEA



scaly red skin



COMEDONES



blackheads and whiteheads



PAPULES



pinheads



PUSTULES



pimples



NODULES



large papules



MILD ACNE



What does it look like?



Spots on lower part of the face - around mouth, jaw and neck



Face, beck, upper back and chest affected - area with the highest concentration of sebaceous glands



Treatment Plan:



Don't pick - this could cause scarring



Don't over wash - this will aggravate your spots



Choose oil-free cosmetics



Diet and Exercise



As well as being active, consider the following foods:



Nuts and Leafy Greens



Contains Vitamin E - Protects against acne scarring



Onions, Garlics and Whole Grains



Contains Selenium - A powerful antioxidant which helps to reduce inflammation and preserve elasticity



Oranges, Melons, Tomatoes



Contains Vitamin C - Protects against acne scarring and helps to heal damaged or irritated skin



Carrots and Sweet Potatoes



Contains Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene - Enhances the benefits of Selenium



Salmon and Walnuts



Contains Omega-3 fatty acids - Excellent at giving your skin a radiant glow, helps reduce inflammation and fights against blemishes



Spinach, Green Tea, Cherries and Berries



Contains Antioxidants - These attack free radicals known to cause skin damage



Fig, Brown Rice and Artichokes



Contains Magnesium - Balances out the acne-inducing hormones



Water



Keeps your body and skin hydrated



MODERATE TO SEVERE ACNE



What does it look like?



Visibly more inflammatory spots such as papules and pustules, with many more nodules



Non-inflammatory comedones



Treatment Plan:



Keep up with the treatment plan for Mild-Acne



Use a combination of topical treatments and oral antibiotics



Oral Antibiotics:



These will need to be prescribed to you by your GP or Dermatologist



Doxycycline



Minocycline



Tetracycline



Erythromycin



Topical Treatments:



Use cosmetics and cosmeceuticals with the following ingredients:



Salicylic Acid



Benzoyl Peroxide



Glycolic Acid



As a general rule, topical treatments should be used in the follow ways:



Cleanse



Tone



Moisturise



SEVERE ACNE



What does it look like?



Deep, painful cysts



Inflammation from papules, pustules and nodules



Scarring



Irregular skin surface



Treatment Plan:



Persist with Topical Treatments



Speak to your GP and Dermatologist



Medication known as Isotretinoin may be prescribed only by your dermatologist



Beneficial effects of Isotretinoin include:



1 Reduces the production of sebum



2 Prevents follicles from becoming clogged



3 Decreases the amount of bacteria on the skin



4 Reduces redness and swelling in and around spots



Other Treatments



Comedone Extractor



cleaning out whiteheads and blackheads with a pen shaped instrument



Chemical Peels



applying a chemical solution causing the skin to peel, with new skin replacing it



Photodynamic Therapy



applying light to the skin to remove symptoms



IN ALL INSTANCES, WE ADVISE THAT YOU SPEAK TO YOUR GP AND DERMATOLOGIST FIRST.

What Type of Acne Do You Have and How Can You Treat It?

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