What type of acne do I have?

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2019-10-26 16:01:09
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What type of acne do I have?
Acne affects a big number of people. Do you face this problem as well? To take skin health under control, you must, first of all, find out what type of acne you have. And this quiz will help you. Answer a couple of questions to determine the type of skin disease you are dealing with and find out how to solve the problem!

How many bumps do you have on your skin?

No bumps

Sporadic

Quite many

Almost the entire surface of the skin is covered with bumps

Do you have any nodules on your skin?

Do you have acne scars?

What amount of papules (red nodules) do you have on your skin?

Absent

Small amount

Quite many

Present in large numbers

Are there areas on the skin with altered color (redness) at the places, where there were blackheads?

No

There are, but not much

Yes, all over the affected surface

Do blackheads differ from the skin by color?

They are noticeably darker

They have flesh or whitish color

They are reddish

They are red

What do the blackheads on your skin look like?

Choose which of these descriptions is more suitable for your type of acne:

Dark specks and spots

Crumbly red nodes with a white center

White slightly noticeable dots

Painful red nodules

Does acne make you feel uncomfortable?

No bumps

Rather emotionally

Yes, physically and emotionally

Black specks

Black specks are the small black or dark spots that look like slight bumps on the skin. The skin around the blackheads looks normal, while the center is darker than the surrounding area. Many rinses, moisturizers, gels, and creams containing a mixture of active substances eliminate such acne quite effectively. Pharmacy drugs such as salicylic acid, resorcinol, benzoyl peroxide are also useful. Also it is necessary to reduce stress, eat balanced food, lead a healthy lifestyle and give up bad habits.

Pustules

Pustules (pimples) are the large, soft bulges with a defined center. The center is filled with whitish or yellowish pus, which is generated by immune and bacterial cells, while the cone has a pink or red base. A few tips for prevention: Wash the affected area with cold water and soap; apply a warm compress to the affected area for 10-15 minutes to raise "dirt” to the surface; use solutions with benzoyl peroxide to fight bacteria and with salicylic acid to remove dead skin cells and other contaminants.

Cysts

Cysts are very large, soft, painful, red or white nubbles located deep under the skin and filled with pus. Cysts are formed even deeper than nodules, and they are among the most severe forms of acne. Cysts also leave skin defects, dark spots, and scars. Treating severe forms of acne at home is not recommended. These lesions require medical supervision. Doctors, as a rule, prescribe complex treatment to get rid of nodules and cysts. It usually includes antibiotics, corticosteroids, oral contraceptives for hormonal eruption, steroid injections, chemical peels and also photodynamic therapy to fight bacteria.

Wens

Wens are the small whitish or flesh-colored spots or bumps on the skin. They typically have a white, round center surrounded by a red halo. The skin around the white center of the blackheads may look dense or wrinkled, however, such blackheads usually do not leave scars. Many rinses, moisturizers, gels, and creams containing a mixture of active substances eliminate such problems quite well. Pharmacy drugs such as salicylic acid, resorcinol, benzoyl peroxide are also useful. Also it is necessary to reduce stress, eat balanced food, lead a healthy lifestyle and give up bad habits.