Difference Between Acne And Blemishes

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At times, we get confused between acne and blemishes. The fact is, acne is just a type of blemish. The discolorations, marks, or any spot in our skin are blemishes, while examples of acne are pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. It is a skin condition that affects teens and all ages but usually common in teenagers. It occurs when our pores are clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Both acne and blemishes are not severe skin conditions and not life-threatening. However, its unsightly appearance in our skin can be emotionally upsetting and significantly affect our confidence and self-esteem.

What Causes Acne And Blemishes?

Other studies claim that acne can be hereditary, but not in all cases. Other causes of acne formation are yet to be identified, but certain things can trigger it or worsen. These are;

  • Hormonal changes such as; puberty, menstruation, pregnancy
  • Infection caused by existing pimples
  • Irritation caused by too much scrubbing of our skin
  • High humidity
  • Cosmetics, oil-based products, sunscreen, and hair products
  • Medications like corticosteroids and anabolic steroids
  • Dust and pressure from collars, hats, helmets

The old beliefs that acne is caused by eating greasy foods, chocolates, peanuts, stress, and lack of sleep are not true. Some people do not have acne even when they are stressed or eat a lot of greasy foods. As I have mentioned earlier, the cause is not determined until now. It is a broad term when it comes to blemishes, so classified into many types such as; acne, papules, nodules, age spots, pustules, ingrown hair, birthmarks, melasma, skin cancer, cyst, scars, cold sores, and hyperpigmentation. Some of the causes of blemishes are the following;

  • The HSV-1 virus causes viruses – blemishes like cold sores.
  • Infections – there are types of diseases that can cause blemishes like fungal acne.
  • Some inherited disorders like Fabry disease, a small group of red spots, are caused by genetics.
  • Sun exposure – too much sun causes skin discoloration and even skin cancer.
  • Clogged pores – excessive production of oil mixed with dirt and bacteria or make-up and moisturizers can result in clogged pores.
  • Diet – What you eat can affect your skin, especially if you have skin allergies. And also, to some people, dairy products can trigger the occurrence of acne.
  • Medications – some OTC drugs can cause acne, as mentioned above.

Their color can determine the causes of the blemishes. For example, the marks that appear red are because of pimples, ingrown hair, pustules, and allergic reactions. Blemishes can appear red, black, brown, and white depending upon their cause. OTC medications can treat acne, but you can do self-care steps to prevent or even treat the existing acne. But if your acne is not responding to your home remedies, then it is the proper time to ask for a doctor’s advice. In blemishes, some types can be severe, so you must see your doctor for a check-up. Some marks can be signs of skin cancer.

Final Words

Knowing the causes of your acne and blemishes will help you decide what the proper treatment for it is. But while the condition is still treatable, personal hygiene and a good diet can help you prevent it from becoming worse and even eliminate it.

Jene See
the authorJene See
A Home-based Entrepreneur and Blogger For me, being a home-based entrepreneur, parent and blogger has been quite an experience. Here’s how I got started on it all. Where I’ve been Becoming a blogger and a hardcore, home-based entrepreneur wasn’t exactly a planned career action for me. I can almost say I didn’t see it coming. It all started when I got pregnant with my first child. Back then, I was still working as a flight attendant, and I have to admit that I really loved my job. But when that baby came on board, I decided that I wanted to be as involved in my child’s life as I could possibly be. Once I’d made my decision, I swung into action. I quit my job and quickly made plans for a new (and different) life with the baby in mind. My foray into the glamorous world of entrepreneurship and blogging was a little more abrupt. This started a lot more recently.   I first came into contact with these products sometime around two years ago. In 2018, my aunt-in-law would be the first person to preach to me the wonders of Aulora Kodenshi. I confess that I was very skeptical back then. As I mentioned earlier, I didn’t see myself as an entrepreneur (or even a blogger for that matter). I felt I was comfortable in my role as a housewife and that picking up endeavors like that was for people who had more money to “waste.” I decided to continue to keep my focus as a good mother and an ideal housewife. The plan was, if I kept feeding my family good food and making sure that they all exercised regularly, there wouldn’t ever be a need to buy any of the products my husband’s aunt talked to me about. As it turned out, I’d not end up buying the products; I’d also become one of its most vocal advocates. How I Got Here Our second child got a case of eczema when she was about 18 months old. Ever since that time, every so often, she’d have a rather severe outbreak. The doctors would always tell us it was nothing serious, nothing to bother about, and we believed them for the most part. A reason for this was that almost like clock-work, she’d always get better after every 3-6 months. All of this changed though in February 2019. She had an outbreak, and we thought it was normal until she scratched so hard she drew blood. We tried everything to no avail. Frustrated, I decided to try SHIRUTO, one of the many products from BE International. In no time at all, the eczema and even the scars cleared up. I was so excited, I took to my social media page to share my joy, and that’s how I got into blogging and entrepreneurship. Plans for the Future I’m happy with where I am right now. I have a healthy family with a career I want to see grow. I don’t conform to the classic stay-at-mom routine of waking early in the morning. I do my best work at night when everyone’s happy and rested. The goal is to continue to remain healthy and inspire everyone around me to be free and keep those positive vibes flowing strong!
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