Acne is the most common skin disease affecting a large part of the population at any time in their lives. It results from excessive fat production and accumulation of bacteria and dead cells present on the skin.
However, hormonal changes, stress, and environmental conditions mean that this condition does not only affect young people but also contributes to its appearance in adults.
There are several types of acne, the most common are:
- Non-inflammatory or comedogenic acne: it is characterized by the appearance of closed comedones (white dots) and open comedones (black dots). It is the simplest form of acne.
- Inflammatory Acne: the appearance of papules and pustules (“pimples” with pus).
- Mista Mixed acne occurs when comedogenic acne coexists with inflammatory acne.