Acne is not just a teenage thing. Although skin blemishes appear more frequently in adolescence, even children can be affected and some people see that their skin is acne-prone in adulthood.
Sometimes acne is labeled based on the age at which it occurs. baby acne, adolescent acne, adult acne, etc. But this dermatological problem is also described according to the severity of its symptoms (for example, acne conglobata) and other times the different forms of acne are grouped according to the external causes that may have caused the appearance of blemishes (for example, cosmetic acne and summer acne).
This article examines the three different ways to group acne and explains the names, possible triggers, and symptoms for each of the types.
We use special names, such as comedo, papule, and pustule, to describe the different forms of acne. If you are not familiar with these expressions, you can find an explanation of the terms used to describe blemishes in the section titled Acne-Prone Skin in General .
For more information on how blemishes and acne form, see the section titled Acne Formation and the one titled Causes and Triggers of Acne . For more information about skin care, read the section entitled Routine Skin Care and Skin Care Products for Acne-Prone Skin, and the section titledCommon acne treatments and medications.
This article may help you determine what type of acne you have, but if it doesn’t clear up your doubts and your skin continues to cause discomfort and problems, you should see your doctor who will inform you appropriately.
Acne at different stages of life
Our hormones behave differently at different stages of our lives. This means that acne, whose main internal cause is hormonal, varies according to age. More reliable information about the relationship between acne and hormones here. Acne is more likely to occur when hormones fluctuate and is generally classified into four distinct age-related types.