It is not just a ‘phenomenon’ of adolescence, there are different types and in some cases it is a real disease.

When we talk about acne is thought only to adolescents and difficulties which in some cases may be because they are not ‘beautiful’, is often spoken of difficulty aesthetic. contradicting assumptions But very common, all those glitches, those zits and pimples as far as the actual its pustules, are not just a cosmetic problem but a real disease. It is not linked solely to the years defined by Anglo-Saxon ‘teen’, because you can have 35-40 years, when the ‘Boum’ is now gone.


Acne has different forms and different ways and according to the various types, must be treated by a physician with specific products and adjutants appropriate. Several types of acne types of acne can be initially divided into two groups: endogenous and exogenous. The first, which is generated by factors ‘internal’ to our body, is a real chronic skin disease. The second, which is instead generated by external factors, we put all those episodes with very specific causes such as allergies, stress, alone. I am therefore really a lot when assessed in their entirety. Examples: one caused by the application of cosmetics, the ingestion of foods that generate intolerance, the use of some drugs that have the secondary effect of this kind of expression (also called skin rash ). Of those that are strictly reduced to events and well-defined periods, no need to elaborate on why the simple removal of the cause (the end of the pharmaceutical prophylaxis, change of cosmetic, food elimination trigger) ends the appearance of acne. Let us turn instead to other more specific types. Here are some types of acne that does not depend on temporary factors.

Acne vulgaris (acne also classified as endogenous)

This type is one of the most common and is the one who often have to deal with adolescents because due to the increase of hormones in the onset of sexual activity and to changes linked to growth: the origin are the androgens for boys and ovarian or adrenal for girls. In addition to the definition, this type can be from barely visible until severe stage with important evidence on the whole face and not just in one specific area.

Acne rosacea (acne also classified as endogenous)

In this case there provincialism age, this type also affects adults and focuses on the face nose and cheeks. Episodes also occur on the neck and chest (this often in men) and in fair-skinned individuals. The symptomatology is that of reddened skin imperfections and, also in this case can be just mentioned or even with greater severity.

Hormonal acne (acne also classified as endogenous)

This type of acne, we want to release from vulgaris, are all those episodes exclusively female-related hormonal cycle . It may therefore appear in the premenstrual period or during pregnancy , where the balance is somehow broken, but at the end of these periods, it disappears. Frequent on the chin and sides.

Cystic acne (acne also classified as endogenous)

Among the most serious, it generates real cysts under the skin that also go to deform the shape of the face or affected area . It can also be caused by toxins such as dioxin.

Excoriated acne (acne also classified as exogenous)

This should be brought to the attention because it is also linked to a speech psychosomatic , or the cause is repetitive and uncontrolled scratching with fingernails, some pimples, the appearance of which would be isolated, if not because this action is to excoriate and infect the nearby area creating irritation and other episodes of acne. It can then be located on the body (arms, abdomen, back) and linked to specific emotional states.