Acne Severity Scale

acneThere are three main type of acne graded along a scale from mild to moderate to severe. Most of us have a milder form of acne, but for the unlucky few severe acne can take a hold of your skin.

Mild acne usually forms black and whiteheads as a result of blocked pores caused by excess oil and dead skin cells. In a whitehead, the pore is totally blocked by sebum and skin cells. Blackheads aren’t fully blocked pores, so you can see the dirt and oil peeking out in a black or brown head.

Moderate acne usually forms pustules and papules.A pustule is recognized by its white head that could be squeezed, but we do not recommend this at all. A papule, or spot, is red with inflammation. If you do not treat moderate acne it could lead to severe acne.

Severe acne is characterised by nodules and cysts.These exist deep within the skin making them much harder to cure. They are made up of the same oil and dead skin cells as less severe acne, but have loads of bacteria within them. You definitely must not squeeze these as this can only force the bacteria deeper.

How to treat mild to severe acne

Treating the three types of acne is actually achieved in the same way, by getting the basics right. Eat a healthier, balanced diet with less sweeteners and sugar for a start. If nothing seems to be working, going to a dermatologist is an option as they are experts in disorders of the skin. However, many people decide to follow a more natural route that doesn’t involve harsh chemicals that dermatologists prescribe, that can often make you skin look worse than before treatment!

Everyone with acne should have their skin care routine sorted. Choose an all in one skin care system specifically designed to treat all types of acne. The essentials to look out for are a good deep cleanser or face wash, and an oil balancing moisturizer.

Best Acne Treatment

Our top rated anti acne treatment is an all in one kit called ClearPores. This blends all natural ingredients into proven acne fighting products that complement each other. They sell an all in one kit for face and body, or you can buy these separately depending on what your problem areas are.

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