The Difference Between Rosacea and Acne

The Difference Between Rosacea and Acne

Understand the difference between rosacea and acne

Due to their physical similarities, rosacea and acne are often mistaken for one another. Some people suffer from both, while a majority of people usually have one or the other. One thing they all share in common however is that each one is characterized by an inflammatory response in the body, which then manifests on the skin. Rosacea and acne are similar in appearance with their red bumps, but rosacea initially appears in the form of tiny spider veins on the nose and cheeks then develops into smaller papules and pustules. It is most common on the face area but can also spread to the ears, back and chest. It is important to moisturize skin when suffering from this condition, as severe dryness often occurs. Read 18 Best Face Moisturizers for a list of recommended moisturizers.

Acne on the other hand is a plugged follicle that suffers from infection and inflammation and is a result of dead skin and oil clogging pores, which then harbor bacteria. Rosacea and acne both manifest in different ways, starting in one form them resulting in another. Acne usually starts out as a comedone (otherwise known as a blackhead or whitehead), then it eventually develops into a papule, pustule or even a cyst. It is important to visit your dermatologist if you suspect that you have either one of these conditions in order to get a more thorough assessment, then you can look into the appropriate treatment plan. Check out How To Treat Rosacea-The Right Way for more tips on how to help your skin look and feel its best, every single day.

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