• Minimal blackheads
• A few papules (red pimples
In this stage you can still treat your skin at home. Simple methods are best. Do not use a scrub that contains apricot seeds. Apricot seeds actually damage the skin. We have a protective layer of our skin and damaging that will allow bacteria to fester from outside elements.
• Milia (witheheads)
Is not too much different that grade II but it has much more swelling.
Number of pustules increases as well and scarring on the face is much more noticeable. Not only does it involve the face, but it also involves other body areas; neck, chest, shoulders, and upper back and it is not localized on any specific area of the face.
Acne is the most severe case of acne and very rare to get to this point. Grade three is much more common and can often be mistaken as grade four, Extreme amount of pustules, more than papules, and extreme edema. This grade of acne can only be treated by a dermatologist. At home treatments will be prescribed by a doctor. It is extremely important to start a medicated treatment plus antibiotics.
Quick tips for acneic skin patient
• Change pillow case as often as possible, especially if you have acne grade 3 to 4 patient.
• Try changing your face towel every day especially if you have acne grade 3 to 4 patient.
• Take notes of when you get a sudden breakout...you may be able to pin point a cause for your reaction and solve your problem.
• Fabric softener, laundry detergent...can be a major player in acne, causing more flare ups.
• Allergies to food, scents, even fabric, can irritate your skin and it may result in breakouts.
• Wash your face after perspiring especially after exercising
• Do not pick to avoid acne scarring
• Do not touch your skin this will help prevent bacterial spread
• Disinfect your make up brushes after each use to prevent bacterial contamination
• Do not double dip your skin care cream to avoid bacterial contamination