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When people think of acne, red, irritated bumps often come to mind. What many of us do not know is that there are several types of acne symptoms that fall into different categories. Most people reflexively reach for the pimple cream to zap their zits, or even worse, attempt to squeeze the blemish into oblivion. Take a few minutes to learn about what appears on your complexion, how to avoid making your acne worse and how to take charge of treating your acne in the most effective way.
Acne falls into two groups: inflammatory and non-inflammatory. Various types of acne symptoms, such as pimples, blackheads or cysts belong to one of these categories. Here is a closer look at what happens to the body to cause these symptoms, which will also provide insight about the best treatment solutions.
Inflammatory acne. Inflammation is a natural response of the body. Sending white blood cells to attack a foreign agent, a clogged pore becomes inflamed either under or on top of the surface of the skin, which results in acne symptoms.
The second category of acne is called non-inflammatory acne. Sometimes referred to as comedones, non-inflammatory acne is the result of clogged pores, which do not typically result in redness or swelling. The newest research includes oily skin in this category. Non-inflammatory acne can be less bothersome than inflammatory acne, but this is the stage when it is critical to take control of your skins behavior and the internal reasons behind the issue. Taking early action will prevent more advanced, painful and often more damaging (acne scars and marks) inflammatory acne.
Whatever the type of acne that may appear on your skin, it is always advised to NEVER pick or squeeze at a blemish, as doing so can lead to further infection, and/or scarring.
As you can see, acne starts under the surface of the skin, making treatment with topical solutions alone time consuming and ineffective. The cascade of acne begins with the over-secretion of an oily substance called sebum. Along with dead skin cells, sebum clogs pores and leads to the growth of bacteria. In order to prevent acne, the problem must be treated at its source.
AcnEase® is unique in that it is the only non-prescription medicine that intervenes during the first step in the acne cascade and will also significantly improve oily skin. As each of the above-stated types of acne are affected by this, a systemic solution like AcnEase®, in combination with your current skincare regimen, is an optimal way to achieve long-lasting results, no matter your acne type.
We want to hear from you! What types of symptoms are common for your skin? What are some of your favorite methods of treatment? Tell us in the comments below!