Acne develops when your hair follicles and/or oil glands become blocked with oil and dead skin cells. Although acne can affect anyone at any age, it is most prevalent in teenagers (Although the condition seems to be shifting to adults more and more). Read More


What causes acne?

Acne develops when bacteria, dead skin cells, or oil clogs your skin's pores. Acne vulgaris is mainly caused by the sebaceous gland in the skin. Sebum is released by the sebaceous gland and moves through the pores, up the hair, and onto the skin. Your skin stays supple and moisturised thanks to sebum. These glands overproduce oil for various reasons, and when that oil interacts with dead skin cells in the pores, it clogs them.

What are the different types of acne?

There are a few different types of acne, and these include:

  • Acne Conglobata - This is an uncommon but severe form of acne. Deep, interconnected, burrowing abscesses lead to the development of the condition. This form of acne frequently results in the creation of scars and disfigurement.
  • Acne Mechanica - Acne Mechanica refers to localised aggravations brought on by pressure, friction, rubbing, squeezing, or stretching.
  • Acne Vulgaris - When hair follicles and the sebaceous gland that surrounds them become obstructed and inflamed, acne vulgaris results in the development of comedones, papules, pustules, nodules, and/or cysts.
  • Blackheads - Blackheads are little pimples on your skin that develop as a result of clogged hair follicles.
  • Comedones - Acne sufferers commonly have tiny, skin-coloured lumps called comedones on their chin and forehead.
  • Cystic Acne - Inflammatory acne of the cystic variety results in painful, pus-filled nodules deep beneath the skin.
  • Fungal Acne - A skin disease known as fungal acne develops when the fungus Malassezia yeast infects hair follicles.
  • Mild Acne - Typically, mild acne is described as having sporadic, tiny outbreaks.
  • Milia - Small cysts called milia form under the skin due to keratin build-ups that are entirely normal. Milia are frequent around and under the eyes and on the face.
  • Moderate Acne -Your acne is considered moderate if you have 20–100 white or blackheads, 15–50 inflammatory pimples, or 30–125 total lesions.
  • Nodules - Inflammatory acne comes in the form of nodules. It results in solid, uncomfortable lumps beneath your skin and the outward manifestation of red pimples.
  • Papules - An inflammatory type of acne is papules. These bumps are not pus-filled at the tip, but they are still noticeable.
  • Pustules - Small pustules on the skin are filled with fluid or pus. They typically take the form of white pimples encircled by red skin.
  • Severe Nodulocystic Acne (nodular acne) -Nodules and cysts that usually go away with scarring are the defining features of nodulocystic acne, a severe form of acne that affects the face and upper torso.
  • Whiteheads - Whiteheads are a typical type of acne that appears when the pores become clogged with too much oil. Under a thin layer of skin, they appear as little white pimples.

What are the symptoms?

If you have acne, you may experience the following:

  • Bumps
  • Cystic lesions
  • Inflammation
  • Nodules
  • Pain
  • Pimples
  • Scarring
  • Skin discolouration
  • Swelling

How do you treat acne?

The severity of acne determines how it should be treated. Restore will develop the ideal treatment plan for you, including medicines, lotions, cleansers, antibiotics, skin peels, and supplementation. Ultimately, we prefer a more natural approach to acne. Additionally, our team members at Restore can advise you on modifying your lifestyle to manage acne better.


1Is acne contagious?
Acne is not a contagious condition.
2Can acne be cured?
Your acne may not clear up for several months or even years. Our team at Restore will effectively improve your acne until it clears up completely.
3Does diet affect acne?
According to some research findings, eating a low-glycaemic diet may help you have less acne.
4When should I see my dermatologist?
It's time to consult a dermatologist who can help your acne clear up quickly if you are skipping activities and outings with friends or if outbreaks disturb you. If your acne is painful, one of our team members at Restore will help with this too.


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