Different Types of Acne Explained
For many people, acne is a plight that plagued them throughout their teenage years and remains a distant ill-memory. While admittedly,
80% of teenagers between the years of 13-18 suffer from acne, a wider age group is also affected.
Many different types of acne plague 8 in
10 people aged between 11 and 30 years old according to a British Skin Foundation survey, which demonstrates that it
follows many of us into adulthood too.
There are also many different names for acne, (which we’ll go into more detail about shortly): acne vulgaris, nodulocystic acne, comedones,
acne rosacea, cysts, pimples, spots, zits, and blemishes. Acne can itself exhibit in a combination of forms of blackheads, inflamed
spots, cysts and pustules across the face, neck, back, and chest.
Sometimes, even the armpits, groin, and scalp (in the form of folliculitis)
can be affected too. During adolescence, acne often affects girls from the ages of 14 to 17, and boys from the ages of
16 to 19 according to NHS findings.
Whether the acne is mild, moderate or extreme, the different types can have a serious effect on confidence and moods at any age. The
more severe the acne too, the greater the chance that you may be left with scarring post-treatment.
Acne scars can range from
pit- or crater-like to bumpy. To avoid scarring as much as possible, it is vital to treat acne well before it reaches this stage.