Seven Types of Acne Breakouts

"Real" Acne

Where it starts:While the triggers can vary, hormones, stress, genetics and diet may all be contributing factors.
What causes it:Dead skin cells clog oil glands, causing bacteria to build up in those glands, which irritates the skin. The glands rupture and the body tries to fight the infection, which causes a breakout.

Excorea

How it presents:Looks just like acne.
Where it starts:Picking and scratching your skin.
What causes it:The bacterium from your hands irritates the skin, which causes a breakout.

Folliculitus

How it presents:Looks just like acne.
Where it starts:Shaving, tweezing and waxing.
What causes it:Hair curls underneath the skin or gets pulled by a sharp cut, which leads to irritation. This opens the skin up to bacteria, which causes a breakout.

Inflamed Bumps

How it presents:Show up as red bumps and swelling around the nose and upper cheeks.
Where it starts:While the triggers can vary, hormones, stress, genetics and diet may all be contributing factors.
What causes it:Skin irritation creates a breeding ground for bacteria, which causes a breakout.

Perioral Dermatitis

How it presents:Shows up as little red bumps around the mouth.
Where it starts:While the triggers can vary, hormones, stress, genetics and diet may all be contributing factors.
What causes it:Skin irritation creates a breeding ground for bacteria, which causes a breakout.

Eczema

How it presents:Shows up as redness and irritation.
Where it starts:While the triggers can vary, hormones, stress, genetics and diet may all be contributing factors.
What causes it:Skin irritation creates a breeding ground for bacteria, which causes a breakout.

Keratosis Pilaris

Where it starts:As the result of a hereditary condition.
What causes it:Overproduction of dead skin cells around the hair follicle irritates the skin and makes it inflamed, which causes a breakout.