An estimated 50 million people suffer from acne every year in the United States, with 85% of those between 12 and 24 having experienced it at some point of their lives.1 The formation of an acne lesion occurs when the skin is oily and begins to shed excessively, clogging the pores and supplying a food source for Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes). This creates inflammation and an immune response. In this article, we will identify the types of acne, discuss complicating factors and present some traditional and cutting-edge treatments for the condition.
Identify the Type
Comedonal, inflammatory and cystic acne are the main categories used to define this condition. Topical treatment for these types of acne are provided below. In addition, lifestyle plays an important role in how you can rebalance and correct acne. See Lifestyle Acne Tips for a list of tips we share with clients dealing with this condition.
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