Different Types of Acne & How to Treat Them💥
Acne comes in different types. But I think we can all agree it’s a bad experience in any form. It’s not just a teenage problem -- millions of adults and even infants can suffer too. I have dealt with acne in my teenage years, but not as worse as I did in the past two years. In this post, I’d like to talk about the different types of acne and share tips on how to treat them. Basically, all acne falls under one of 𝐓𝗪𝐎 𝐂𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐆𝐎𝐑𝐈𝐄𝐒: inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne. ____________________________________________ 𝐍𝐨𝐧-𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐜𝐧𝐞 includes blackheads and whiteheads. What are 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐬? Also called open-comedones (clogged hair follicles), these are small bumps filled with dead skin cells and oil. When the melanin pigment of our skin makes contact with the air at the top of an open comedone, it oxidizes and turns black. What are 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐬? Also called close-comedones, these are basically pimples hidden by a clogged pore. They often look like tiny skin-toned bumps. 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐫𝐢𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦? The key to treat comedones is to get to the source - excessive oil production from the sebaceous glands. From my own experience, it’s really not easy to get rid of them. You have to treat comedones continuously or they would keep forming - you have to practice consistent care and good hygiene. 𝐓𝐨𝐩 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐬 that work for me: - Using salicylic toner like Paula’s Choice BHA lotion. Make sure to focus on your T-zone where it’s usually more oily. I would use BHA in the morning every other day. If you are very sensitive, use it only 2-3x a week. - Use Niacinamide daily. Toner or serum form, niacinamide helps control sebum production and is anti-inflammatory. I like TO Niacinamide+Zinc and have previously reaped good results from Pond’s White Beauty Pore Conditioning Toner. - Blot excessive sebum. I recommend Gatsby Powdered blotting sheets -- keep it in your purse and use every time it’s needed. - This is optional but consider getting an ultrasonic facial scrubber. This is a gentle way of exfoliation by using ultrasonic sound waves to deep clean your skin. It is safe for sensitive and rosacea skin and definitely so much better than using nose strips or manual extraction. This helps you avoid more irritation or inflammation. ______________________________________ 𝐈𝐧𝐟𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 acne includes involves papules, pustules, cysts, and nodules. What are 𝐏𝐚𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐬? They are small inflamed bumps. They form when a hair follicle becomes clogged with bacteria. Your immune system reacts to the bacteria by producing white blood cells, which fight the infections. What are 𝐩𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐬? Pustules are similar to papules but are usually bigger in size. Pustules have pus (a thick yellowish whitish liquid produced in infected tissue) on the top and are red on the bottom of the lesion. What are 𝐍𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐬? These are large, hard, and painful pimples that arise deep in the skin. They occur when clogged and inflamed pores endure further irritation. What are 𝐂𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐬? Cysts are a severe form of acne. They are deep, pus-filled, and are often very painful to touch. They occur deeper in the skin than nodules and usually result from a severe infection. They’re most likely to leave a scar. 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐧𝐞? 1. Genetics - it may be prevalent in your family, it could be hereditary. 2. Hormones- acne may develop in response to hormonal changes, especially a rise in androgens, such as testosterone. 3. Cosmetics- your makeup products may have bad ingredients and/or clogging your pores 4. Lifestyle- your sleeping habits, stress levels, your food choices and more can contribute to getting acne 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐫𝐢𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦? Some inflammatory acne can be controlled with over-the-counter treatments and self-care measures, while some patients may feel they require medical help. If you have severe acne, consider getting professional help. But if you opt for self-treatment, here’s my 𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐭𝐢𝐩𝐬: - Avoid fragrance and use only gentle products. Refrain from using products with bad alcohol like ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, etc. “Fragrance” comes in different names -- natural fragrance (i.e. essential oils like lavender oil, peppermint oil) orange peel oil, lemon peel oil, linalool, and limonene are just few of the many. - Stop using many products. You have to reset and give your skin barrier the time to repair. Try using only a cleanser, gentle active like niacinamide, moisturizer with ceramides, and sunscreen for a month. Our skin can heal itself -- we forget this fact often. Allowing our skin repair and supplementing it with repairing ingredients may actually get rid of your acne. - Wash your face twice a day and clean your makeup brushes and bed sheets regularly. - Drink a lot of water. Adequate hydration is essential to help our body function and heal properly. - Use anti-inflammatory or exfoliating ingredients like Salicylic Acid or Benzoyl Peroxide. If you see only minimal results, consider using a retinol or retinoid. Adapalene is in a class of medications called retinoid-like compounds. It works by stopping pimples from forming under the surface of the skin. It is the first prescription-strength retinoid to be available over-the-counter. Tretinoin - a dermatologists’ favorite ingredient. Effectively treats acne and has an excellent safety record over 50+ years of use. Available only by prescription in the US. * Some of these products may not be safe to use during pregnancy. Check with your doctor before using. Patients with severe acne condition that doesn’t improve after three months of treatment with an over-the-counter medication may need to see a dermatologist for oral medication.
Toners for oil-control
Get rid of rosacea
Jun. 10, 2020
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ONE MONTH OF CUROLOGY
I’ve been using a custom Curology serum for the past month and... it honestly works. After taking a skin quiz, an online dermatologist prescribed a serum for my concerns (white heads, acne, texture.) Texture has been my greatest concern—I had so many little bumps along my cheeks! You can’t seem much of that in these photos but wow my skin texture is drastically better. AND!! My acne has gone done sooo much. I got a facial the other week and my esthetician said I have baby skin!!!
Master pimple patch - Just Meh
I got these Acne Pimple Master Patches by CosRx on Amazon for $7.99 CAD. I was looking for something that would help to calm my breakouts. I have dry skin that is prone to congestion and acne. These patches provide a dressing for your blemish made out of hydrocolloid, which acts to draw out oils from the impurity and also creates a barrier to shield from bacteria and irritants. The package contains 24 patches - 9 large, 5 medium, and 10 small. For me personally, the small and medium are a better fit, so I wish there were more of these sizes included. These patches will ONLY work on papules or pustules, aka blemishes that have come to a head that you could squeeze. They will do nothing for closed comedones (whiteheads) or open comedones (blackheads). I’ve had a mixed experience with these. Sometimes they work well and sometimes not at all. I’ve had no issue with them adhering to my skin. I wear them overnight while I sleep and one has never fallen off. I find for these to be effective your pimple has to be about to burst! Like the skin over the white spot must be really thin for the pimple to extract the pus. They are pretty invisible on the skin, but the patch is all one thickness, so the edges sit pretty high on the skin. They do have ones that taper off on the edges that would be more invisible if you wanted to wear them during the day. Overall, I don’t think I would repurchase these. I have tried better ones out there. Even though these are really affordable, they’re not as effective, so I would splurge on the hero cosmetics or zitsticka patches next time. COSRX - Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch
COSRX-Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch
Great if you often have breakouts
The first picture was before i started using differin. I am now almost three months in and have not gotten a breakout since. I sadly only have a few scarrings, but am waiting and being patient for them to leave. Differin is amazing. The cons are Purging (makes you BREAKOUT first weeks) Very dry skin (only until your skin is used to it) Itchy, irritating (only until your skin is used to it) Make sure you cleanse and moisturize your face before using this (because your skin will be DRY) but wait about an hour to then apply it. Use preferably in PM. Make sure you use SPF!! You may purchase at drugs stores, there are two different sizes. Differin IS a retonoid, so becareful what you use with it. Retonoids should not be used after salicylic acid being put on face. If you want to apply something with salicylic acid in it make sure the time frames are opposite (meaning one is AM and the other is PM.)
DIFFERIN-DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
Treating Acne and Minimizing Pores
Differin Gel was my first step into retinoids and is still one of my favorites! It’s first FDA-Approved full prescription strength retinoid available without a prescription, meaning that before the only way you could get it was through a prescription written by your doctor. Pros: ➕ prevents pimples, blackheads, and clogged pores from happening ➕ treats redness ➕ treats inflammation ➕ only needs to be applied once, at night Cons: ➖ can be sensitizing until your skin adjusts ➖ can be drying ➖ may cause the skin to purge I really loved Differin when I was using it, I've since switched to a higher percentage tretinoin instead, but would continue to use Differin if I felt the need to bring the percentage down. I didn’t experience any dryness or peeling, but I used a lot of hydrating products alongside Differin. If you use any kind of retinoids you just wear SPF because they all do sensitize the skin! The larger size that retails for $29 lasted me for a very long time! I did see a reduction in acne, but not in hyperpigmentation which is why I switched to a stronger retinoid. DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
DIFFERIN-DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
Storm rolling in as my acne is rolling out ☁️
Kate Somerville - EradiKate Salicylic Acid Overnight Acne Treatment Lotion For the longest time I was using Mario badescus drying lotion and don’t get me wrong it worked but I hated the way it hardened and then I would wake up with pink crust all over my face and have gotten it on my pillow a time or 2. So I decided to search for a new acne treatment and discovered this salicylic acid from @katesomervilleskincare ! As many of you know I have been working my way through my little Kate collection and this is definitely a product that I will be repurchasing. They do have their own drying lotion for those who do enjoy that more but the salicylic treatment is something I enjoy more! Here’s my overall review ☁️ it’s a serum and goes on clear ☁️ I don’t feel it sitting on my skin ☁️ doesn’t have a weird smell ☁️ very effective and doesn’t leave a stinging feeling on my skin ☁️ works miracles on my acne spots ☁️ pricey (retails for $58) but so worth it Now just a disclaimer I don’t break out often. Usually only when it is that time of the month. This acne treatment gets rid of my acne quickly because I have the chance to pick and poke at it!
Kate Somerville-EradiKate Salicylic Acid Overnight Acne Treatment Lotion
the only spot treatment for me!!
This spot treatment from Rosen is the only spot treatment that has ever worked for me! I have sensitive skin w/ rosacea, as well as combo skin type, and obvs acne prone. And this brand is Black owned!! ROSEN SKINCARE - Break-Out Claims: — super simple paste for bumps and breakouts — easy application — smoother skin after a few uses — fights active acne — powerful astringent — works overnights How to use: — use the applicator tip to apply a small amount on the bump, ensure bump is fully covered. Key ingredients: — peppermint oil: anti-microbial — zinc oxide: astringent — Apple cider vinegar Overall thoughts: — dries out my zits pretty fast. I leave this on overnight and in the morning, my pimples are drastically reduced, sometimes even gone. — the smell of it stings my eyes if I get it too close to them, but it doesn’t irritate or burn my skin at all — I have hormonal acne to cystic acne to small whiteheads and this works for all of them! — clears my zits in a few days instead of the normal weeks or so it would take me to get over them. — literally only $12.... WOW!!! I think this is great price for the incredible work it does haha.
ROSEN SKINCARE -Break-Out
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