Skin Conditions Mimicking Acne and What You Can Do About Them

Judith Whitaker   July 22, 2015   Comments Off on Skin Conditions Mimicking Acne and What You Can Do About Them
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Acne is not the only skin problem faced by people. Although acne is one of the most common skin conditions, other skin conditions look like acne. You may think that they are acne spots but actually, they are not.

What are some of the skin conditions that people might think of it as acne?

  • Folliculitis

Acne does not only form on the face it can also form on various parts of the body. However, inflamed follicle on certain parts of the body including the buttocks, abdomen and legs are called folliculitis.

  • Rosacea

This condition mostly affects people who are 30 years old and older. It comes along with flushing and redness and forms in the third middle part in the face. In cases where they do not disappear, one should go see a doctor in order to be given a prescribed medication unlike the medications used for treating acne.

  • Pseudo folliculitis

Razor bumps or rash is the common term for pseudo folliculitis. When the hair is cut so close in the skin, the growing hairs that are twisted on the skin produces tender bumps. The solution for this condition is lessening the shaving or hair may it be mechanical or laser removal. The condition can also occur to people with acne too.

When should one start treating their acne?

It is common for people to have acne but there are times when it just bothers them so much and they just do not want to look at the mirror anymore. Scarring due to acne also lessens our confidence in ourselves. There are also times acne becomes irritating. The time to start treating your acne is when If you think that it would worsen through time and you cannot handle them anymore.

What can you do for your acne?

  • Change of lifestyle

You need to change your lifestyle for the better. Sleep as much as you can and complete having at least three meals in a day. Water can also help a lot so one should drink at least 8 glasses of it. The best change you can do is to stop picking your pimples.

  • Reduce oil

Although glands cannot be stopped from producing oil, you can do something to reduce it. While you cannot remove the oil from the inner surface of your skin, you have the capacity to remove the oil on the outer surface of your skin.

  • Opening pores

From time to time, you can go visit a skin specialist and ask them to remove the whiteheads, blackheads and other problems you have with your face. That way, the pores would be kept open.

  • Skin care

There are various ways to care for your skin. You can have a face facial and apply mask on your face. Some of these masks also serve as a peeling agent. Bacteria are one of the common causes of acne. Antibacterial cleansers are also available on the market. These products also come in various forms.

Not all things that look like acne are actually acne. If ever you think that it is not the usual acne and it is taking longer to disappear than usual, you can visit a doctor and then change your life as well.


Read more about acne inĀ Facts About Acne