Comedonal acne: the mildest form of acne and its treatment Comedonal acne: the mildest form of acne and its treatment

Comedonal acne: the mildest form of acne and its treatment

If you have comedonal acne, stress not my friend! First, because stress makes it worse and second, if you approach them soon enough it is easy to clear them up. Here is how to!

If cystic acne is the worst type of acne, comedonal acne is at the end of the spectrum. To put it in another way, if you approach your breakouts as soon as they appear, you can actually clear them up.

What is comedonal acne?

Cleanse your face to avoid comedones.

When the cells lining the ducts of the sebaceous gland overgrow it leads to increased sebum production and debris and eventually blocks the surface of the skin. There are two types of comedones:

Both types do not typically become inflamed, on the other hand, inflammatory acne typically leads to pustules, cysts and inflamed bumps.

Comedonal acne is most commonly seen in the face, chest and back because it pops up in areas where the skin has more sebaceous follicles.

What causes it?

Stress can cause hormonal imbalance.

It is most likely that they appear when the pores are clogged with dead skin and sebum. The most common factors that contribute to comedones are:

How to treat it?

Wash your face at least twice a day.

Topical retinoids and retinol will speed up cell turnover and consequently prevent the formation of comedones and treat existing comedones. Tea tree oil and benzoyl peroxide can kill bacteria and help soothe inflammation.

If you still don’t notice any improvement, a dermatologist can assess your situation and prescribe a chemical peel or microdermabrasion.

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Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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