5 of the Most Common Types of Acne

types of acneFrom personal experience, I know how annoying acne can be!  It is sad that lots of people suffer from this very frustrating skin issue, a sure social life wrecker.  Worst of it, is that acne often come at an age when you are supposed to be making the most of your young life by going out and meeting people!

That being said, if you are dealing with acne, you are not by yourself, as a matter of fact, acne is quite common. The first thing you need to know is the type of acne you have and that way, you can find ways on how to treat it.

1. Acne Vulgaris

Acne vulgaris is the most common type of acne. You know, those typical blackheads, whiteheads and other small zits typical to teenagers? That’s acne vulgaris ! Acne vulgaris is mostly found on the back, chest, shoulders, and also the face. The good news is that you could treat mild cases easily with many natural cures such as tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar and baking soda. Another great cure is mild salycid acid made by holistic companies.

2. Acne Rosacea

Next to Acne Vulgaris, Acne Rosacea is the next most common type and they are often mistaken for each other because in most cases they look very similar. One major difference however, is that blackheads are absent in the Rosacea type which mainly occurs  on the forehead and on the face along the nose and on the cheeks. It usually affects  in their 30’s.

3. Acne Fulminans

This type of acne is common in young people and  if one is not careful,  it can leave some unsightly facial scars.  Some adult females also suffer from this type of acne . In some cases it can also cause fever and pain in the joints. The good news is that there are many amazing natural cures for this type of acne.

4. Acne Mechanica

Engaging in sports or other activities that require you to wear gears that rub against the skin or trap sweat for extended periods of time may cause the eruption of this type of acne. Mild cases respond well to creams or washes containing salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide.

5. Acne Conglobata

 Acne conglobata is one of the most severe types of acne affecting both men and women. Males are more likely than females to have this type of acne.  It is often an interconnection of large lesions and extensive blackheads and could cause severe skin damage. Most common spots include the face, upper arms, the chest, back and last but not least the buttocks! It is worth mentioning that conglobata is the least common of the four types of acne mentioned in this article.


Damage to the skin is a common result of any type of acne if it is not treated fast and properly. Many acne medication have serious effects that you should seriously consider especially if you are pregnant. Treating acne naturally and with home remedies is a great alternative to medication as not only are they cheaper and safer, there are very few if any side effects.