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The 3 Most Common Types of Acne, and How to Treat Each

Girl with acne

 

Pimples aren’t just a hallmark of puberty—adult acne is on the rise, thanks to stress, diet, and fluctuating hormones. Here, a comprehensive guide for clearer skin.

Blackheads/Whiteheads
How it happens: Therootof these start with “sebum plugs” in a pore, or hair follicle, explains Rachel Nazarian, MD, a dermatologist in New York City. A blackhead is sebum plus bacteria and dead skin cells that plug the opening of the pore. When a blocked pore closes, a whitehead forms.

Acne-proof your lifestyle
Adjust your diet. High-glycemic foods can mess with your hormones, points out Dr. Nazarian. Try cutting these out and see if your skin improves. If not, let your derm know.

 
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Source : Health.com – The 3 Most Common Types of Acne, and How to Treat Each By, Lisa DeSantis

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