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Types Of Acne

For beautiful skin, eliminating toxins and other irritants often helps enormously to clear the skin. The causes of a rash or skin eruption may be more important than the name we give it, but we humans like to categorize.

Here is a brief overview of the more common types of acne:

Acne VulgarisAcne Vulgaris

The most common type, acne vulgaris is often seen in teenagers. It starts around puberty,  most often found on the face, shoulders, back or chest.

Acne vulgaris can present as a signle large, red pustule or spread over a larger area, such as the young woman in this image.


Acne Rosacea

Although babies and children can have rosacea, it is more often found in adults. This type of acne appears as a red rash that is localized on the face.

Acne Keloidalis Nuchae

Also known as pseudofollicultis nuchae, this acne rash is a result of irritation caused by shaving. Here's a vote for "letting it grow..."!

Acne Conglobata (Also Hidraenitis Suppurative)

You find Acne Conglobata, which is really abscesses and boils on the sweat glands and hair follicles, in the armpits, groin, and buttocks. Some women get it under their breasts. Its extreme form is known as acne fulminas.

Acne Cosmetic

As the name suggests, a reaction to different makeup or cosmetics is the cause of acne cosmetic. For getting rid of blackheads, make sure your skin care formulations are non-comedogenic (doesn't clog pores) and contains only organic, pure, non-toxic ingredients. That's why we personally use only the Amazon Rain skin care line.

Acne Medicamentosa

This form of acne or skin inflammation is a response to a change in medication.

Baby Acne

Newborn babies often display an acne-like rash of tiny bumps and inflammation. Usually found on the cheeks, chin, and forehead, baby acne clears up on its own.


Watch those toxins! Chloracne is a rash caused from exposure to chlorinated hydrocarbons.


Read also:

What Causes Acne

Acne No More by Mike Walden