It can happen to anyone at any age, because acne is caused by a combination of several factors like hormonal imbalance, poor diet and lack of skin care. Therefore, face washes for acne prone & problem skin is number one for prevention of onward infection, which includes mandatory cleaning of the face in order to avoid further contamination.

Types of Acne You Need to Know

Acne is a universal problem, we all have it at some point in life. Everybody has it but it is also common that everyone’s acne may be different. There are many different types of acne and some of them only appear at some point. In this article, you will find some types of acne, so you know the type of the one you have right now and be able to resolve it. Here are the common types of acne:

Acne vulgaris

This is one a common type of acne, including blockage and irritation of hair follicles and their associated sebaceous gland. Acne vulgaris can present itself as non-inflammatory or inflammatory lesions, or even both, attacking mostly the face area but can also affect the back and chest because of a dense number of sebaceous follicles.

Furthermore acne vulgaris is commonly characterized by non-inflammatory comedones and by inflammatory papules and pustules. Comedones are small white(or dark) bumps on your skin, a collection of sebum and dead skin that are stuck in the openings of follicles. A comedo may be open (blackhead) or closed (Whitehead). This type of acne can happen not only on the face but also on the body and can be very mild or quite severe.

Cystic acne

This type of acne is a severe one of acne vulgaris. There is a lot of inflammation there, the size is quite large, and also painful. Cysts formed on our skin deeper than a typical pimple, it takes several weeks to heal, and cause a lot of harm to the skin.

Acne rosacea

This type of acne is different and has nothing to do with acne vulgaris, but sometimes it is hard to distinguish from it. Acne rosacea is only appearing in the center of the face (nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin) and unlike the other types of acne that appear in the puberty age, rosacea usually doesn’t appear before age 30. Interestingly, rosacea is more common in women and men tend to develop more serious forms and if it isn’t treated, it can grow more severe, the redness and bumpiness become more serious.
The causes rosacea are not clear yet, but some of the triggers include spicy foods, sun exposure, alcohol, extreme hot or cold weather and finally emotional stress, which is a major trigger.

Acne cosmetica

Face products like makeup, moisturizers, creams and even some hair products can cause this type of acne. Acne cosmetica is a type of comedonal acne. You need to stop using a certain cosmetic and hair product to see if there is any improvement. If you see improvement, then it is time to change a product.

Excoriated acne

We are tempted to pop a pimple and most people have given in to the temptation at some occasions. Popping the acne actually, can severely damage the skin tissue and spread the acne if we do that frequently. People with severe excoriated acne is usually the people who cannot control their urge to scratch their face and pop some. This constant squeezing and popping are causing open sores. The bacteria spreads over creating new pimple and lead them to more picking, creating a vicious cycle.

Acne Mechanica

This type of acne is caused by the excess of heat, friction or pressure on the skin. This is commonly appearing on the body but can appear on the face as well. Acne Mechanica is common in young athletes because of their helmets, pads or sweat bands that trap heat and rubs against their skin for a pretty long time. A mild form of this acne can clear itself when the trigger is taken away.

Acne conglobata

Usually appears in male, it’s the most severe kind of acne. Conglobata is characterized by some large lesions interconnected over the face. Conglobata type is known to cause serious skin damage and scarring if not treated.

The conclusion

Acne undoubtedly is a common issue for millions of people all over the world. However, it’s important to act quickly and choose the appropriate treatment for your specific type of acne so it will not get severe over time.

Face Washes for Acne Prone

Tomato face mask can help you for facial skin care if you’ve got trouble occurred in the form of acne appearing. Tomato is often used in homemade masks for acne. Vitamins contained in tomato promote healing of acne scars and restoring skin structure.

Tomato Face Wash Mask

Facial masks for acne should contain ingredients with antibacterial properties. We can use honey for that purpose.

  • ½ tomato
  • 1 Tbsp of honey
  • 1 Tbsp of wheat flour
  • 3-4 drops of tea tree oil
  • Peel tomato. Cut it in half. Chop one half. A hand blender can help. It turns tomato into the juice.
  • You can remove the skin from the tomato before, it depends on you. I always do it.
  • Mix tomato juice with honey.

Tomato and Honey

  • Mixture appears with thin viscosity. It’s difficult to apply it onto the face.
  • Add the wheat flour. This will make the mixture more thick.
  • Flour also will act as a gentle scrub.

Tomato and Oatmeal

If you’ve read already any my recipes you have to know that I would like to add tea tree aromatic oil. That is an excellent tool for pimply skin. Safely add 3-4 drops in the mask if you like oil and if you are not allergic to it.

  • Smear mask on the face by gently circular movements of the fingers.
  • Do not use force to prevent tearing of acne and spreading the infection.

Tomato Face Wash Mask

  • Allow the mask to treat your skin for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse off mixture with a soft sponge and cold water.

Remember the rule: the fight against acne should go constantly. Don’t give acne any chance to win. Always use face washes for acne prone.


Potato Face Wash for Acne Prone

I prefer the potato mask recipe with the addition of tomato and avocado. Using that on regular basis you will get a face skin as soft as a peach.

The composition of these products allows us to recommend this mask for all skin types because the ingredients are rather neutral. A great while successfully using of tomato in the homemade facial mask for acne gives me the confidence to recommend it for acne prone skin type.

As I told you before, I don’t like to use special extra products and I don’t like to do unnecessary movements. I came up with this potato and avocado during preparing a salad. I need to cook only one small potato and I have on hand all the ingredients for the mask.

  • ½ potato
  • ½ tomato
  • ¼ avocado

You need to boil the potatoes in their jacket to preserve its valuable properties and then clean it.

  • Cut finely peeled tomato with the knife or grind it to a blender.
  • Mash potatoes to puree with fork.

Wash with Potato Mask

  • Cut a ripe avocado in half. Remove the pit.
  • Extract part of the flesh with a spoon.
  • Stir all the ingredients into a smooth paste.
  • Drip some olive oil for dry skin or lemon juice for oily skin.
  • Try to do it quickly while potato is warm.

Potato Tomato Avocado

  • Liberally apply mask onto the face and neck.

Face Washes for Acne Prone

Now you are free to do a salad. It will be very nice to add the leek and olive oil except avocado and tomato.

Rinse off the mask mixture in 20 minutes with cold water.

Beautiful skin, delicious salad… What else do you need for today good mood?


Face Wash with Banana

Banana mask for acne effectively works due to high amount of starch containing in the banana. Starch dries the skin that is essential for acne prone skin type. That is why by the way people with dry skin need to add olive, almond, peach oil or other oil in scrubs and masks with banana.

I want to offer you a banana mask recipe with the addition of baking soda and tea tree oil for enhancing the effect of the skin cleansing.

Baking soda is well known germicide substance . Tea tree oil is widely used in cosmetics for acne prone skin. I love to use this aromatic oil in varied masks for acne.

You can do the same if you are not allergic to tea tree oil. This banana mask with soda and tea tree oil has also a peeling effect.

  • ½ banana
  • 1/3 tsp of baking soda
  • 3-4 drops of tea tree oil
  • Peel a ripe banana.
  • Eat one half of banana and another one mash into a paste with a fork.
  • Sprinkle some baking soda in the mashed banana texture.
  • Do not add more than 1/3 teaspoon baking soda.
  • Large amount of soda can cause face skin irritation.

Banana & Baking Soda

  • Drip tea tree oil and thoroughly mix all ingredients.

Banana & Tea Tree Oil

  • Apply the mixture massaging the face skin with fingertips.

Face Wash with Banana

  • You can leave the mask for about 15 minutes if it does not irritate your skin.
  • Wash your face immediately if any discomfort is coming up. Rinse the face with cold water.

If your skin does not adopt baking soda or tea tree oil, you can make a mask from pure banana pulp.

It has one advantage: the mask turns edible.

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