Types Of Acne

Types of Acne

  Acne doesn’t only occur in puberty. Adults can also suffer from stubborn pimples, inflammations and blackheads. We will show you how to treat pimples and acne properly.


To ensure that you treat acne properly, you should know which type you suffer from. There are also various characteristics: mild cases of acne cause blackheads and spots. In severe cases, painful inflammations and pustules like abscesses can occur.

What Types of Acne

Acne vulgaris

Approximately 70-95% of young people suffer from acne vulgaris during puberty. The skin produces too much sebum, and as a result, the pores become blocked. Whiteheads and blackheads can form. In this type of acne there are basically three characteristics to differentiate between: 


  • Acne comedonica is the mildest form and is distinguished by the formation of open and closed comedones.

  • The medium-severe form, acne papulopustulosa, penetrates the deeper layers of the skin with its irritated spots and, in some cases, inflammations.

  • Acne conglobata is the severest form of acne vulgaris – this presents lumps, abscesses and pustules that can result in noticeable scarring.

Acne vulgaris usually disappears once puberty is over. If acne occurs after you’ve turned 25, it is known as late onset acne.



Acne inversa

This chronic type of acne occurs in phases. The symptoms are more severe and can be seen in more areas of the body such as the shoulders or groin. In this type, small lumps form under the skin that can develop into abscesses or pustules.


Mallorca acne

Small spots can form on the skin a few days after having been exposed to intense  sun radiation. Such skin reactions occur due to UV rays resulting in inflammation in the hair follicles and causes itchiness.

Why does acne occur?

  • Genetic predisposition

  • Environmental influences, such as UV radiation

  • Food and nutrition habits

  • Hormonal fluctuations


Acne develops for various reasons: Genetic predisposition, stress or hormonal fluctuations can also be triggers of this skin problem. Caring for your skin correctly is particularly important with impure skin.

Treatment For Acne

Less is sometimes more

Avoid washing excessively, as skin that suffers from impurities is very sensitive. Excessive washing or even scrubbing makes the inflammation worse. Over washing can also strip your skin of natural oils and can cause it to produce more oil than you had to start.

Use the right face care products

Your daily care routine should include cleansing with an anti-bacterial washing gel, like NIVEA’s Anti-Blemish 3-in-1 Cleanser enriched with magnolia extract. Use a mild scrub once a week and a face mask to calm the skin.

Ask your dermatologist for advice!

In addition to your daily skin care, severe forms of acne should also be medically treated. There are many options for therapy and treatment depending on the degree of severity of the case and skin type. Together with your dermatologist, develop a treatment that is best suited to your needs.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.