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What Is Acne And How To Avoid It?.-

By: Niwrka P. - SkincareProfessional & Makeup Artist.-

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Acne is the one thing that can send us 'ugh-ing' in frustration.


It pops up on our faces the day we need to attend an event or a party. How does acne know? We constantly lose the battle, no matter how patient or how much we try to counter it before it begins bumping on our faces. Do not tell us you have tried everything possible because we already know.


Acne is frustrating, but it is also relatively simple to deal with. Do not believe us? Let's have a look.


So, acne is primarily a skin condition where your follicles are clogged with oil, sebaceous filaments, and dead skin cells. Mayo Clinic says acne may affect anyone of any age, but it is common among teenagers.



We understand how annoying it is if that is the perfect word. We now know what acne is. But do you know you might trigger acne if you touch your face excessively? Also, avoid foods that can trigger acne. There is so much information, some of which might be confusing.


So, let's have a look at the acne grades. I will share information more uniformly.


Looking at different causes and acne grades will help us understand our condition and how far we should go to treat it.


Causes of acne include:

  1. Bacteria

  2. Clogged follicles

  3. Hereditary/Genetics

  4. Hormones

  5. Comedogenic Cosmetics

  6. Non-Compatible Skincare Products

  7. Foods: Dairy, Greasy Food, Sugar, Sweet Chocolate, Soda, Fast Food.


Acne Grades

It may sound confusing but do not worry; it is not. Acne is broken down into four grades.


Dermatologists grade acne on different levels, and their variable is severity.



Let's have a look at the IV grades of acne:


Grade I

The first grade of acne is considered mild; This includes blackheads and whiteheads.

This form of acne comprises just a few papules and pustules, which is why they aren't exacerbated and go away in their own time.


Grade II

The second grade of acne moves up to slightly more moderate, known as pustular acne.

Grade II acne is mostly on your face and has pustules and papules more than grade I, so they're more apparent.


Grade III

More severe. As the grade moves up, so does the size and visual; This is moderately more severe acne.

It is also known as nodulocystic acne, identified by more papules, pustules, and inflamed nodules.

Grade III acne can go beyond your face and impact your back and chest.


Grade IV

This acne grade, for the most part, is painful. If you are a grade IV acne sufferer, you will experience inflammation on your face. However, this can be addressed. Your pustules and nodules are inflamed, and with proper treatment, they will reduce. This type of acne is known as severe nodulocystic acne.


Note: Acne Grade III & Acne IV are best treated by a team formed by a Licensed Esthetician and a Dermatologist.-


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How To Avoid Acne Breakouts and Acne Spread


1. Stop trying a new acne treatment every week.

  • Your skin needs time to adjust to a routine, and if you keep changing treatments, you'll never be able to learn which works and which doesn't.

2. Makeup Products, Voila!

  • One thing that you need to be doing involves some retrospection; you will have to sift through your makeup products and see if any of those are causing breakouts.

  • Makeup can trigger acne if they contain oil.

  • Look for non-comedogenic makeup products.


3. Sleeping in your makeup

  • We get it! You are tired after a night out, but so is your skin. If you sleep in your makeup, you will invite acne on a silver platter.

  • Use a makeup remover and cleanse your face properly to remove that makeup from your face.

These tips are from the American Academy of Dermatology Association.


If your real issue is finding the right product for your skin. Well, what do you know? We've got you covered there too! Check the products on this post, you might find one that works wonders for you!


4. Wash Your Hands

  • You must ensure you wash your hands whenever you need to touch your face.

  • Bacteria on our hands can trigger acne on our faces, wash your hands and ensure they are clean before you take them to your face.


5. Don't Touch Your Face Unnecessarily

  • If you have oily skin, touching your face can exaggerate the oil production on your face.

  • Given the circumstances, you risk transferring oil from one area to another on the skin, contributing to an acne breakout.


6. Don't Pick!

  • As tempting as this may sound, do not pop a pimple. When attempting to pick a spot, you unintentionally push bacteria further down your skin. When this happens, bacteria reside even more deeply in your skin, thus extending the healing process.


  • Please consult a Licensed Esthetician to treat acne adequately; monthly facials are recommended in these cases; a licensed esthetician is qualified to perform proper extractions.


7. Be Mindful of Haircare Products

  • Red acne and pimples aren't the only types of acne that are troubling. Have whiteheads ever bothered you? If yes, then you're at the right place.

  • While hair care products may be great for our hair, they can be responsible for causing whiteheads on our forehead or hairline. Wash off any residue that may be residing on your face. After you wash your hair, rinse them thoroughly and wash your face.


8. Avoid Foods That Cause Acne

  • One of the best ways to treat acne is to avoid foods that trigger it.

  • It is sad that many of our favorite food items contribute to the acne on our faces, but it's true.

  • Hold your hearts as we tell you Chocolate is one of the culprits.

According to Healthline, a study conducted on males found that those who were given 100% cocoa powder capsules had remarkably more acne lesions than those shown the placebo counterpart.


Acne Skin Treatments-detailed list below.


1. Sal-X Purifying Cleanser With 2% Salicylic Acid


This Cleanser contains salicylic acid, which can successfully clear out breakouts and unclog your pores. You can use it twice if you have mild acne.


2. Murad Acne Control Acne Body Wash


Are you worried about acne beyond your cheeks and jawline? Well, we got your back here! Back Acne can be a real pain which is why we're bringing to you Murad's acne control body wash. It treats acne in places other than your face and contains chemicals that can put your acne to rest once and for all. This body wash works well for people who have balanced, oily, or combination skin.


3. Fab Pharma | BHA Acne Spot Treatment Gel With 2% Salicylic Acid


It is just the product for you if you have acne blemishes or white blackheads. With its salicylic acid formula, this gel is sure to wipe out any blemishes on your skin. This gel contains fruit enzymes that are great for fighting acne marks.


4. The INKEY List | Salicylic Acid Cleanser


Are you looking for a foaming cleanser that can remove all dirt and makeup on your face? This salicylic acid cleanser not only cleans your skin but with its zinc compound, it also reduces the chances of any breakouts occurring on your skin.


5. MURAD | Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment


This acne spot treatment clears your pores and reduces any redness on your skin. Acne can cause redness, which can be pretty evident; this product will help you eradicate that.


6. PAULA'S CHOICE CLEAR | Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide


Have you got stubborn acne? Is nothing working on it? Try this product. This lotion works on attacking what is causing acne on your face. Controls excessive oil production and soothes skin from acne that feels invasive and harsh.


7. SKINFIX | Acne + 2% BHA Spot Treatment


The Skinfix Acne Treatment helps erase blemishes and disrupts the formation of acne and more pimples.


8. COSRX | Acne Pimple Master Patch – Original Care


Very useful in stopping you from picking on your skin and protecting the blemishes from infection.


The pimple Master Patch is waterproof, and you will love us after this, It reduces unwanted blemishes overnight!


Other Tips to help you on your journey:
  • To deeper cleanse your skin FOREO brushes are a fantastic tool.

  • The best way to prep your skin for a more effective skincare routine.

Below is my personal FOREO LUNA 2 - Sensitive Skin


Change your pillowcase more often, for hygiene reasons and because of acne treatments that are used overnight, I recommend silk pillowcases like SLIP Silk Pillowcase, they come in various colors, are made of 100% mulberry silk, and are Naturally dust-mite resistant. Hypoallergenic, plus they are gentle on your hair.


  • Always use a clean fresh washcloth each time you cleanse, like these below to pat dry your face after cleansing, plus these are eco-friendly:


Clear Skin, Here We Come!

Getting clear skin is not a task and finding the right product is.

Since we've helped you with that, we're rooting for crystal skin.


All of these products are available here. Have a look, and see what fits you best!


We're rooting for you, and fingers crossed, your skin will look sublime the next time you hit our website.

Read about "How To Treat Hyperpigmentation" to treat dark spots left behind by acne.


Now, if you'll excuse us, we must go exfoliate our faces!


Until next time!

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Author: Niwrka P.

Is A Beauty Content Creator | Skincare Professional | Licensed Esthetician & Makeup Artist

With over a decade of experience in the beauty industry.-

Passionate about Esthetics and sharing knowledge!