Acne is a common skin problem that affects not only young teenagers but also adults. Causes of acne can include improper skincare products, hormonal imbalances, stress and poor diet. Hormonal imbalances can cause the body to stimulate excessive sebum production that clog pores and become inflamed. Propionibacterium acnes or bacterial acne is a result of bacteria that inflames hair follicles that result in acne bumps. Acne can be divided into two categories: non-inflammatory acne and inflammatory acne.
Non-inflammatory acne is characterized as comedonal acne, with clogged pores. This includes whiteheads and blackheads. This form of acne is usually a result of excessive sebum production in the skin.
Inflammatory acne includes acne that are usually red, swollen and found deep within the skin. Inflammatory acne is typically a result of deep-rooted bacterial growth that creates Papules, Pustules, and Nodulocystic acne.