Free Acne Articles

Professional Authors - Professional Articles

The 8 Stages of Acne Breakouts

Acne and pimples might seem like a single phenomenon for you but you would be surprised to know that acne develops and grows through eight different stages, culminating in the awful show on your face. The bright side of this fact is that it can assist us in managing the effects.

Once we recognise the early signs and symptoms of acne , we can take steps to stop the growth right there. Remember prevention is always better than cure. Let us have a detailed look at the various stages through which acne develops on your skin-

1. Blackheads and whiteheads with mild inflammation is the first sign of acne. At this stage, they are small and uncomplicated. Blackheads and whiteheads are normal for any skin and you may find any number of them sprouting up now and then. This is the time to act; you know that your skin needs care. You can start using a topical cream which contains Salicylic acid or Benzoyl Peroxide or an oil-free face wash to stop excess growth.

2. If you ignore the first sign of acne, the next gradual development will be small raised lesions around the blackheads and white heads. They start to become tender and more red. You can still use over the counter (OTC) topical creams with Salicylic acid or Benzoyl Peroxide - it is not too late!

3. If untreated, the number and frequency of blackheads with mild lesions increase and these are mild cases of acne. You may start using topical antibiotics now. You get OTC antibiotic cream but always consult your pharmacist.

4. Such lesions, if not taken care of, develop into small pustules. As the name suggests, these are pus-filled larger pimples which you are probably concerned and embarassed about.

5. The size and shape of such pustules increases and you might experience pain on touching. It is advisable that you see a dermatologist for medication and advice to avoid the next stage.

6. These pustules will now develop into cysts and nodules and might contain blood as well as. Cysts and nodules are affecting a deeper layer of skin, and the possibility of scarring is very high. Your skin will be very inflamed. On squeezing, these nodules usually rupture. Your dermatologist might start oral antibiotic regime to arrest the condition and relieve the condition.

7. These nodules and cysts grow in size and show up in greater frequency and might burst on their own. You might also have bleeding from these nodules..

8. If ignored, you would have full-fledged acne growth which would stay on your skin for a day or two after which it would rupture and start to heal on its own leaving marks and scars on your skin. So, the cycle is completed. And usually begins again very soon.

So now you know that you have so many warning signs of a small blackhead becoming major acne. As said, we can usually prevent these small blackheads developing into acne before it is too late. I have discussed several prevention measures in this website which might include dietary and lifestyle changes.

Before using any medication, especially oral antibiotics, it is advisable that you seek help from a professional. Acne is a simple problem with simple cures, but if ignored can lead to serious complications.

Post has no comments.
Post a Comment

Captcha Image

health sun acne social life good food body chemistry bath yoga anesthetic skin care plan red meat drugs french fries alternative medicine acne tips major acne poor hygiene embarrassing body acne creams body dissatisfaction getting rid of acne excess fat acnegenic acne prevention face pimples hormonal regulation skin care nodules damaged skin blocked pores remove blackheads menstrual cycle sunburn care bleeding pimple fast food acne vulgaris exfoliation production of oils wrinkled skin Benzoyl peroxide oily fish oil buildup greasy foods skin health orange peel skin cells skin blemish excessive sweating acne skin yellow rock root low fat inadequate diet papule corticosteroids get rid of acne abdominal breathing chocolate ecne prevention glands hate acne wash face sun protection tea tree oil acne issues adult years acne scars relaxation teenage boy skin toner apply poultice natural acne treatment cystic acne pizza acne breakouts vitamin A lip acne teenage acne overnight acne treatment hormones was cloth comedogenic blemishes scar tissue fried food right makeup diet light pulsing therapy milk of magnesia self-conscious sensitivity beauty product toxins body wash Back Acne, Acne treatment cream ointments sunburned skin inflammation medical intervention causes of acne sun damaged skin dermabrasion healthy skin heat therapy for acne acne afflicts comedone beauty premature hamburgers body oil green tea chinese people washing western diet processed foods shower different stages of acne skin problem personality zinc oils hormonal change easy skin care dead skin salicylic acid bacterial overgrowth vitamins and minerals medical condition pillow acne development skin cleansing antibiotics jealousy ointment UV rays skin blemishes internal medication acne cream sponge advanced acne treatment breathing soap nose confidence rejection greasy treatment laser peel oily skin white heads caffeine sweat cleansing ailment good skin skin bacteria drink water shoulder pimples winter aluminum acetate exfoliating skin eruptions silvery skin natural skin back homeopathy sunburn pain clean skin beauty tips fats and oil swimming nutrition dead skin cells genetic acne sunscreen skin care routine massaging food sensitivity wrinkles puberty dermatologist healthy lifestyle acne medication oysters emotions softdrinks nutrients newborns acne treatments oil social interaction pores self esteem hormone balancing pustules oil glands fresh herbs glycerin inhaling parties medical treatment oil free sufficient vitamins cleansing milk birth control pills skin psoriasis fruits clogged pores oily spots steaming hygiene dry skin psoriasis blackhead apple cider vinegar teen girl deep breathing sun resurfacing skin condition skin care tips acne prone skin big myths skin problems aloe vera skin type teenage skin dairy astringent skin toner adult acne acne myths effective acne medication hair oil. clean skin emotional state makeup high sugar fungal infection flaky skin skin acne problems doctor bad acne honey mask face acne breakout plain yogurt home remedies exhaling milk good water natural beauty skincare cleanse dry skin acne help menstrual period dirty clothes lemon juice squeeze pimple anxiety make acne skin infections breakout foot file non-inflammatory acne Neem pregnancy pop pimples skin acne bumps irritated skin lotion naturopath poultry practicing yoga essential oils moisture clogged acne prone lines teens social daily grime lesions face acne beans skin allergies chemical peel fatty foods PH balance back acne behaviour acne treatment skin disorder right acne medication perfect skin mild scars steam dirt electric razor acne blend embarrassing acne natural skin cleanser topical treatment skin pore sebaceous glands moisturizer smokers papules hands tight collars acne concealers exercise simple protein acne facial whitehead basic vitamins bacteria clean your skin raw vegetables insecurity skin acne natural products skin cleanser natural diet lesion old skin washing face blood mouth pimples honey feet wash hands acne problems sensitive skin water neck acupuncture, get rid of acne alkaline embarassed sleeping squeezing pimples good diet face wash teenage girl homemade acne facials anger oatmeal acne effected cleanser skin irritation acne flare acne redness cucumber scrubbing overexposure almonds natural glow tanning bed feel good whiteheads natural world fibre heat therapy facial massage apply makeup upper chest self-worth acne resources skin products treat cystic acne skin blemish natural acne cure exercising diets body acne acne surgery effective acne skin moisturizer chest digestive support application plan internal organs facial scars facial mask acid vitamin e carrots depression b vitamins skin lotion full blown acne acne outbreak stress adult acne effected cause acne cosmetics healthy diet oxygen prescription medication cysts exfoliate spinach aggravate acne blackheads cleansing wipes face-wash embarrassing body Ayurvedic toxic loofahs

Copyright 2016 - Free Info Site Enterprises
Privacy Policy  |  Copyright Policy  |  Website Use Policy  |  Non Endorsement Policy  |  Contact Us  

Health Blogs
submit a blog