Around 85% of us will have acne at some point in our lives. What can you do to manage and minimize breakouts and keep your skin clear and smooth?
The first step to get glowing again is to understand the different types of acne. The second is to know which acne treatment produces work best for your skin type.
Ready to learn how to get rid of acne once and for all? Keep reading to learn everything you need to know!
Types of Acne
Before selecting a detox mud mask or skin purifying mask, let's figure out what kind of acne you have. Here's how to identify the most common types:
Comedones: these are hair follicles that get clogged with dead skin cells, oil, and other debris
White heads: comedones that are closed within the skin and filled with pus
Black heads: comedones that are open that turn black from oxygen exposure
Cysts: painful inflamed bumps that never come to a head and are deep within the skin
Pustules: pus-filled bumps with inflamed red rings around them
Papules: Irritated clusters of comedones that are sensitive to the touch
Now that you know the different types, let's look at acne causes and what your options are.
Wondering what's causing breakouts on your skin? Everyone is different, but there are some common culprits that lead to acne and skin inflammation.
Foods like sugar and dairy can irritate your skin. Monitor your diet and try to add more water and mineral rich fresh fruits and vegetables to your meals.
Touching your face with oily hands can lead to breakouts. If you have oily or dry skin, you need to moisturize correctly to keep your skin happy.
Hormones can also cause an acne flare up. Talking to your doctor will help you understand if your hormones are to blame.