Types of Acne
Acne is the most chronic and common skin disorder in the world. There are different types of acne common among younger adults who become vulnerable and sensitive psychologically. Especially under immense social pressure and self perception. The impact it has on a sufferer's psyche cannot be under estimated.
There is an increasing number of adults in their 30s or 40s suffering from the different types of skin disorder. They also suffer from the social, physical and psychological trauma.
It is very important to understand the different types of acne in order to tackle the chronic skin condition. Acne ranges from mild to severe and is commonly found on the face, chest or back.
Types of Acne
Neonatal acne - This is triggered by the stimulation of a newborn baby's sebaceous glands by the mother's hormones. It is also known as acne neonatorum. This is commonly found on the cheeks of a new born baby but can also be found on the chin, forehead and back.
The outbreaks may look like small whiteheads or adult pimples with reddish fleshy appearance. It becomes worse when the baby's skin is irritated due to spit up milk or saliva, harsh detergent washed clothing , increased blood flow to the skin or an over heated condition.
This skin condition, sometimes referred to as teen acne, has an effect on the majority of teenagers going through puberty physically, mentally and psychologically.
The skin problem is as a result of the the body's hormones within the sebaceous glands to create more natural oil called sebum. The sebum moves through the hair follicles and open skin pores to the outer layer of the skin where it is purged on to the skin.
The combination of the natural oil and skin cells trigger the infestation of bacteria to develop and grow in the hair follicle and skin pore. As a result of this the pore gets clogged up and acne emerges. Otherwise the bacteria normally live on the skin.
Acne breakouts can take place on the back, chest, face, neck and shoulders.
Acne research has shown that acne does not pose any severe health risk, however, acne can result in permanent scarring.
This could be as a result of the following :
Doctors all over the world recognize acne is one of the biggest skin problems that affects adults of any age group, race or sex. Hundreds of millions of people across the world are affected. 50% of adult women and 25% of adult men experience acne outbreaks at some point in their lives.
The majority of acne sufferers generally suffer from acne breakouts around the face and are unaware of 'body acne', what it is and the difference from other types of acne.
If you suffer from facial acne outbreaks it is very likely that you will experience body acne.
It can be genetic. It can breakout anywhere on the body apart from the soles of the feet or the palms of the hands, simply because the sole and palm do not have sebaceous follicles to accommodate acne.
Back acne also referred to as Bacne usually shows up around the buttocks, upper arms, and the back in the form of breakouts - whiteheads, blackheads, pustules, cysts or pimples.
Back Acne can be much more harder to treat than facial acne because it is often deep and highly inflamed. This results in severe cystic, nodular or vulgar breakouts.