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

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.


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

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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