Cystic Adult Acne

What You Should Know About Cystic Adult Acne

Skin Health Hub Skin Conditions Cystic Adult AcneAdults are not immune to acne, and for those who fail to treat acne in puberty could find themselves suffering from cystic adult acne later in life.

We know that Acne Vulgaris is a skin condition which is caused by a hormonal imbalance and increase in testosterone. We also know acne affects the skin where there are a greater number of oil glands and is the reason why acne typically appears on the face, neck, upper body, back and chest. Identifying the characteristics of acne may help those trying to understand acne.

To determine the severity of your skin condition, acne is characterized by the appearance of the following:

Comedones (Blackheads and Whiteheads)

Blackheads form when an increased rate of sebum (or oil) blocks the mouth of a pore preventing the free flow of oil. This builds-up bacteria and dead skin cells to form a “plug” of sebum which turns black when exposed to the air.

Whiteheads appear when a pore is completely blocked and there is no ‘escape route’ for the build-up of sebum, bacteria and dead skin cells which are trapped beneath the skins surface.


These are painful, red bumps that are inflamed and contain no head.


A pustule is what we commonly call a “pimple”. They are very similar to a white head but are usually inflamed and contain a white or yellow center.


Nodules are larger, hardened bumps which form beneath the skins surface. They can be quite painful to the touch if squeezed, may cause severe trauma to the skin, spreading the nodules, prolonging the life of the inflammation and may also cause scarring to occur.


Cysts occur when the follicle ruptures in the dermis (the supportive section to the epidermis or visible surface skin). The inflammation causes valuable collagen and elastin to be destroyed which manifests on the surface of the skin as a scarring commonly referred to as ice-spick scarring.

Just like a nodule, cysts can be large and can feel hard like round balls under the skin.

Also very painful if attempts are made to break or squeeze a cyst.

To understand more about acne and ‘de-bunk’ some of myths and misconceptions for solutions and treatments with the view of alleviating the appearance of blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules and cystic acne PLUS avoid the onset of cystic adult acne later on in life and get the clear skin you want today, download our FREE Report “The Truth at Last About Acne – Common Myths and Misconceptions” here at:

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