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Understanding Your Acne

Understanding Your Acne

  • September 16, 2020

Acne, commonly known as pimple, zit etc etc. This is one of the most prevalent and frequently faced skin issues by many all across the globe. We all have had days when we woke up with a sudden zit on the face and especially when it’s a special day. That red bump with a yellow and painful tip is so annoying! Isn’t it? 

Imagine having such pimples all over your face. How would you feel? How life would have been if this was your story? But for some that is the case. This can be treated with proper diagnosis and treatment by your dermatologist and they will tell you why you have a face full of acnes. 

How to prevent Acne? 

As advised by dermatologists at Radix Healthcare Hospital, the key to prevent the development of acne is keeping your face super clean. 

  • Wash your face at least twice or thrice a day and not more than that!  
  • Use mild facial cleansers, this will remove all the dead skin cells and excess oils from your skin. 
  • Exfoliation is the name of the game. These products contain salicylic acid, which shrinks your oil glands and cleans your pores. 
  • Keeping your hair clean and oil-free will improve your acne as well. 
  • Keep your hands away from your face, unless necessary! 
  • Do not pick or scratch your acne. 

Follow these tips to keep your skin acne-free. If you notice that your acnes is getting worse even with proper care, contact a dermatologist now! . 

What are the different Types of Acnes?

  1. Comedones
  • White heads– Comedones that stay closed at the surface of the skin. 
  • Black Head– comedones that are open at the surface of the skin.
  • Papules – comedones that become inflamed, forming small red or pink bumps on the skin. They are sensitive, can leave scars and are moderate to severe acne.

2. Pustules– Acne filled with white yellow pus surrounded by red ring. They are painful and can cause dark spots, if squeezed.

3. Nodules – large, inflamed bumps that feel firm and painful  to touch.

4. Cysts– large, pus-filled lesions that look similar to boils. They are painful and can leave dark spots. 

5. Severe Nodulocystic Acne– multiple inflamed cysts and nodules. The acne may turn deep red or purple.

6. Acne conglobata – inflamed nodules that are connected under the skin to other nodules. It can affect the neck, chest, arms, and buttocks. It often leaves scars. This type it is more common in men and is sometimes caused by taking steroids or testosterone.

Now you know what is the type of acne that you have. Get the suitable skin treatment at Radix healthcare Hospital. Book your appointment now at 1800-120-5457


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