WHATS YOUR ACNE TYPE?
What is your Acne Type?
Acne Type 1
This is a mild form of acne that has closed and open comedones, a few whiteheads and blackheads on the skin that can become inflamed if picked at. Even though this is a mild form of acne, if you are a teenager just starting your acne phase and you have a know family history of acne, jump to the Acne Type your family member had. If you do not know, start with Acne Type 3 Treatment plan.
Acne Type 2
Skin texture is rough, studded with a bunch of flesh colored whiteheads. You may have to stretch the skin to see the whiteheads. May have a few inflamed lesions from picking or using exfoliating products. 50 to 100 whiteheads at one time.
Acne Type 3
Acne Type 3 is the most common type of acne I see with my clients, most of you will fall into this acne type. Acne Type 3 not only has closed comedones, blackheads and whiteheads, the skin constantly has about 7 to 10 inflamed pustules and papules coming to the surface at one time.
Acne Type 4
All types of acne are terrible, but Acne Type 4 looks the worst because of the severe inflammation that is red and purplish in color. This type will have all the same leasions as Acne type 3, blackheads, whiteheads, pustuals, and papules plus cystic nodules. This type of acne typically has the worst scaring. But a bit of good new is the inflammation calms quickly when you follow the right protocol.
Acne Type 5
Acne Rosacea also called Papulopustular Rosacea. Acne Type 5 is a chronic persistent skin condition that is characterized by facial redness with papules and pustules. It typically affects the center of the face, and starts around the age of 30 with flushing or redness on nose, cheeks, and above eyebrows.
Rosacea Flares Happen With these triggers:
- Hot Weather/Sun
- Working Out
- Hot Showers/Bath
- Spicy Foods
- Cold Weather