Acne Types

acne typesIn most cases, acne starts on the face. Other parts of the body may get affected if there is rapid spread of pimples. It can occur on the back, chest, neck, shoulders and upper arms. Back pimples also called as ‘bacne’ is a common occurrence among many males and females, teenagers and adults as well. Body pimples is very severe and common among males.

The cause of body pimples occurs due to the same factors as face acne. It occurs due to overactive oil glands, increase in dead skin cless and due to bacteria. The blockage is caused when dead and oil skin cells get trapped within the follicle. This blockage leads to blackhead or whitehead which may finally turn into a pimple.

Back is a large area of skin for secretions of oil. When back pores get blocked with skin cells with no way to get away, inflammation becomes back acne. Back pimples can get activated when heat and sweat gets trapped against the body. Back acne can lead to cysts if left unattended over a long period of time. It is ideal not to wear tight fitting clothes and also fabrics that will induce sweat. Sweat is the main cause of acne. It is advisable to have at least 2 showers a day and after exercising as well. A body wash using a salicylic acid is best for body pimples sufferers. Those suffering from pimples should try to avoid swimming and recreational activities should be restricted. Teenagers and to suffer a lot due to body acne as they feel embarrassed and feel left alone due to their inability to participate in extra-curricular activities.