Acne Infantum – Also known as toddler acne. It can occur between the ages of 3 and 12 months. Occurs on the cheek region of the face. Few comedones or single papules.

Acne Neoatum – Also known as baby acne. It can occur in around 20% of newborns. Occurs on the cheeks, forehead and chin. Few blackheads and whiteheads.

Acne Tarda – Also known as adult acne. It can occur in adulthood from approximately age 25 onwards. Occurs on the chin and jaw region, neck and upper body. Can range from light to severe with comedones to pustules.

Acne Vulgaris – Also known as teen/puberty/normal acne. It can occur during puberty most likely between the ages of 15 and 18. Occurs on the face, back and body. Can range from light to severe with comedones to painful pustules.

Acne Aestivalis – Also known as Mallorca acne. Occurs in most women ages 25-40 with a history of puberty related acne. Appears after UV exposure caused by free radicals reacting with sun protection ingredients. Occurs on the face, arms and chest. Visible skin redness, pustules, blisters and large lesions.

Acne Cosmetica – Also known as cosmetic acne. It occurs when the skin reacts to comedogenic substances, clogging sebaceous glands, triggering acne. Occurs anywhere on the body, more commonly on the face and neck. Mild but persistent bumps, comedones and texture.

Acne Excoriee – Also known as pickers acne. More common in women with constant and compulsive scratching, squeezing and picking at blemishes. Occurs on the face. Spreading p acne bacteria, triggering breakouts.

Acne Inversa – Also known as sweat gland abscess. Occurs after puberty. Occurs on the body with a high number of sweat glands such as armpits and groin region. Starts with inflamed and painful nodules which can spread.

Acne Mechanica – Also known as sports acne. Caused by an object holding sweat against the skin and rubbing it causing further sebum production. Occurs on the body that is in contact with tight clothing. Visible blackheads, whiteheads and pimples.

Acne Medicamentosa – Also known as medicinal acne. Can be triggered by the use of medications containing barbiturates, lithium or corticosteroids and contraceptive pills. Occurs primarily on the face, chest, shoulders and back. Few painful nodules and pustules.

Acne Veneneata – Also known as contact acne. triggered by skin being in contact with chemicals that cause it stress like harsh cleaning or grooming products. Occurs in the area that has been in direct contact with the substance. Visible blackheads.

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  1. I’ve been going through your different articles and I really love them please keep up the good work and continue bringing awareness on things people never knew about the skin. Until now , I never knew anything called acne infactum. It’s surprising really but thanks for the education keep it up 👏🏾

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