TEST - Do you know your type of acne?

Understanding the differences between different types of acne and a quick test to identify them.

The key to success in treating acne is to understand exactly which category it belongs to. There are different types of acne: inflammatory, hormonal and comedonic. Each type has its own characteristics and its own golden rules to follow in order to defeat it.


If you suffer from acne but can’t say exactly which type it is, we’ve prepared a quick test for you to remove any doubts and understand the guidelines and products for beating this annoying and unsightly skin problem.

Understanding Acne: A Widespread Problem.

As you can read in the specific Miloon guide that you can find here, acne is caused by clogged pores and is caused by a variety of causes ranging from excess oil, bacterial proliferation, hormones, dead skin cells, ingrown hairs or the drug treatments we are taking.


Often associated with the teenage years, acne is one of the most common skin problems and can affect people of all ages and skin types.

The two main categories of acne.

There are two main types of acne: non-inflammatory and inflammatory acne.

Inflammatory acne has papules, pustules, nodules and cysts and can be purely inflammatory and hormonal cystic.

On the other hand, non-inflammatory acne is characterised by the appearance of blackheads and whiteheads and coincides with comedo acne.

TEST: What type of acne do you have?

How to take care of your specific type of acne.

Inflammatory acne.

This is the most frequent form of acne, producing pustules and papules.

How to fight it.

Start with a spot antibacterial treatment to eliminate the microorganisms that cause it. Top ingredients include Tea Tree, Sulphur, Witch Hazel.

Use chemical exfoliants such as AHA and BHA.

Non-inflammatory acne: Hormonal Cystic Acne.

This type of acne causes cysts to appear below the surface of the skin. It can be caused by hormonal changes, genetic predisposition, incorrect skin care, stress and certain therapies. This skin disease can occur at the beginning of puberty or later, in a subtle way.

How to fight it.

Treat your skin with products that eliminate bacteria, exfoliate and reduce inflammation. Top ingredients include Tea Tree, Salicylic Acid, Benzoyl Peroxide.

Comedogenic Acne.

This disorder is caused by the excessive production of sebum by the sebaceous glands. It often occurs during puberty and tends to resolve at the end of adolescence. The affected skin has blackheads and whiteheads – blackheads.

How to fight it.

Use exfoliation to prevent the accumulation of dead skin inside the pore and regulate oil production.



The universe of acne is very wide and each type of acne can occur at different levels of intensity. If your acne is persistent, we recommend a specialist visit to your dermatologist to combine your routine with specific medicines.


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