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Types of Acne- Their Causes and Prevention

Updated: Oct 26, 2021

One of the normal issues looked at by nearly everyone and everybody is breakouts.

Be that as it may, individuals frequently mistake acne for pimples, while in actuality skin acne are pores or hair follicles stopped up with oil, dead skin cells, and soil. Which closes, whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples all are a kind of skin inflammation.

The subsequent appearance prompts decreased self-assurance, tension, and some more.

Acne ordinarily happens on the brow, jaw, cheeks, back, and chest. These regions have the most dynamic sebaceous organs, in this manner more acne.

When the pores are clogged with oil and not visible, it is said to be the white head.

While with time, this clogged pore gets darker due to exposure to the outer atmosphere and turns black, this is what we call blackheads.

Pimples are raised bumps red in color with a white top, these are mainly caused because of internal heat, and bacteria and are painful and cause inflammation.

To deal with acne and to treat them, first, we need to know the causes behind them, so now I am going to list a few causes of acne, how to prevent acne and the necessary measures to be taken in the future to avoid acne.


  • Genetic

It is often seen that acne occurs due to genes. If the parents or any one of the parents had the acne problem in the past, or still has any of it, it is usually seen that the child also possesses acne-prone skin.

  • Hormones

After the age of 12-13 many physical and chemical changes occur in the body.

This results in the excretion of different hormones, resulting in hormonal imbalance and thus acne.

But acne is caused because hormonal changes aren't permanent and last only for a few years.

  • Certain medications

Often we happen to intake some medications or drugs that do not suit us, resulting in acne and inflammation.

Acne that occurs due to certain drugs or medications, do not last for a long time.

  • Diet

Certain foods for eg; a carbohydrate-rich diet, such as bread, bagels, etc also cause acne.

Besides this, consuming food products with a high amount of heat such as mango and almonds also results in acne.

  • Using the wrong type or amount of cosmetic products

Oil-based cosmetic products, resulting in clogged pores leading to acne.

Besides if moisturizer or primer is not applied before foundation or if makeup is left for a long period, acne problems occur for sure.

  • Not following proper skincare

Following proper skincare routine, like cleaning, scrubbing, moisturizing, toning are must-do things to have acne-free skin.

  • Stress and incomplete sleep

Stress and incomplete sleep don't cause acne but if you already have acne, stress and incomplete sleep will only make it worse.

  • Bacteria and dandruff

Bacteria and dandruff are some of the common reasons why people go through acne problems.

This doesn't end here, there are many more things that lead to acne.

But prevention is always better than cure, so here are some preventive measures you can take, to avoid pimples.


  • Follow proper diet

Proper intake of healthy food and fruits results in better and glowing skin.

A mineral and vitamin-rich diet helps one to get healthy beautiful skin.

  • Complete sleep and minimum stress

Minimum 8 hours sleep and the least stress help in having beautiful and acne-free skin.

Sleep not only helps in getting better skin but also helps to have a healthy mind and body.

  • Following proper skincare routine

Make sure to follow a proper skincare routine and make sure that the products used, suit your skin, help in getting flawless skin.

Incorporate a mild face wash, a toner, and a water-based moisturizer in your routine to maintain healthy skin. Besides that, make sure to scrub your face once every week, clean up open pores, and apply sunscreen every time you are about to step out in the sun.