Acne Types

Acne Type A: Adult Acne


Acne isn’t just for teens. Men and women can continue to experience adolescent breakouts after college, while most of their peers are outgrowing it. Acne over 25 requires a careful combination of gentle exfoliaton and hydration to effectively reduce breakouts. This routine helps to gently clear clogged pores without causing irritation or drying out the skin.

The result? Clear skin by POREspective®.

Symptoms of Acne Type “A”:

  • After the age of 25, but may continue into the 30’s, 40’s and even 50’s
  • Usually in women, acne may have begun in adolescence or started for the first time as an adult
  • Skin cannot tolerate strong products formulated for teen acne
  • Dry, reactive, or sensitive acne

Mandelic Kit: “The Bare Necessities”
Adult Acne: Complete “Kit-to-Clear”

Acne Type H: Hormonal Acne

Hormonal Acne Kit to clear hormonal acne

Hormonal acne is caused by stress or changes in hormone levels, like during menopause or after switching or stopping birth control pills. Breakouts that coincide with the menstrual cycle are a sign of hormonal acne. This routine helps to gently clear clogged pores and prevent next month’s breakout without causing irritation or drying out the skin.

The result? Clear skin by POREspective®.

Symptoms of Acne Type “H”:

  • Acne concentrated on the chin or jawline
  • Monthly underground pimples 2-10 days before menstrual cycle
  • New-onset acne after discontinuing a high-estrogen birth control pill, or starting progesterone
  • Breakouts during pregnancy, peri-menopause, and menopause

Mandelic Kit: “The Bare Necessities”
Hormonal Acne: “Kit-to-Clear”

Acne Type C: Cystic Acne

Cystic Acne kit to clear cystic acne

Cystic acne is the most severe form of acne. An acne lesion becomes cystic when bacteria gets trapped inside the pore, causing the area to become red and swollen. Cystic acne can be both physically painful and emotionally distressing because of its effects on facial appearance. Cystic acne is more visible than any other Acne Type because it produces noticeable cysts and nodules in addition to numerous inflammatory papules and pustules. Untreated cystic acne can cause visible scarring.

The result? Clear skin by POREspective®.

Symptoms of Acne Type “C”:

  • Physically painful, deep breakouts
  • Large, red and swollen lesions that are difficult to cover with makeup
  • Cysts, nodules, papules, and pustules
  • Acne scars after lesions heal

Mandelic Kit: “The Bare Necessities”
Cystic Acne: Complete “Kit-to-Clear”

Acne Type T: Teen AcnePOREspective acne kit formulated for teen acne

During the teen years, the body produces high amounts of androgens, which trigger oil production. Acne under 20 requires a careful combination of deep pore-cleaning, antiseptic beta-hydroxy acids to combat oil production and reduce redness, and benzoyl peroxide to eradicate breakouts. This routine helps to disinfect, calm inflammation, reduce oil, and clear clogged pores.

The result? Clear skin by POREspective®.

Symptoms of Acne Type “T”:

  • Age 12-19
  • Red and angry pimples
  • Itchy acne
  • Feeling oily by mid-morning
  • Whiteheads, pustules, and cysts
  • 10-20 acne lesions
 at a time

Salicylic Kit: “The Bare Necessities”
Teen Acne: Complete “Kit-to-Clear”

Acne Type B: Blackheads

Blackhead acne kit to treat blackheads

A blackhead is a pore that is clogged with a mixture of dead skin cells, oil, and P. acnes. Every time you squeeze a blackhead away, you’ll find dozens more to tackle. To treat and prevent blackheads, salicylic acid dissolves oil and loosens plugs, benzoyl peroxide kills bacteria, and an exfoliating cleanser scrubs away the surface dead skin cells.

The result? Clear skin by POREspective®.

Symptoms of Acne Type “B”:

  • Bumpy and gritty texture to the skin
  • Can feel acne more than see it
  • Whiteheads/blackheads without inflammation around the lesion
  • 20-40 small plugs at a time
  • Not sensitive at all

Salicylic Kit: “The Bare Necessities”
Blackheads: Complete “Kit-to-Clear”

Acne Type D: Dark SpotsPOREspecitve acne kit formulated to treat dark spot acne types

Pigmentation caused by old acne lesions and picking requires moderate doses of lactic acid plus low doses of benzoyl peroxide, which prevents future breakouts. This routine helps to lighten dark, brown and red spots from old breakouts or picking while keeping new spots from forming.

The result? Clear skin by POREspective®.

Symptoms of Acne Type “D”:

  • Deeper acne caused lingering red and dark marks
  • Previous skin picking left red and dark spots
  • Less than 5 acne lesions at once
  • Darker skin tones or those that tend to pigment
  • Normal oil production

Lactic Kit: “The Bare Necessities”
Dark Spots: Complete “Kit-to-Clear”

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.