Your acne can also be a mixture of several different types. Just today I got an email from a reader whose acne showed a combination of hormonal, inflammatory, and emotional types.

Acne can be a complicated problem with many moving parts. One reason I talk about different acne types is to help you to make sense of it and break it down into more manageable chunks.

I believe it helps when you break it down to hormonal, inflammatory, emotional, and skin care components, and then deal with each part separately; knowing that dealing with each part of the problem takes you closer to your end goal of freeing yourself from acne once and for all.

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Hi, I am Acne Einstein(a.k.a. Seppo Puusa). I'm a bit of a science nerd who is also passionate about health. I enjoy digging through medical journals for acne treatment gems I can share here. You can read more about my journey through acne and how I eventually ended up creating this.


2 thoughts on “Mixed-type”

  1. I have in the last few months have become an oil slick on my face and scalp and acne galore. I was very dry for the last 6 yrs I’m not sure what’s going on. Had hormones checked in so called normal range. I was on testosterone cream 2.5 mg the last two yrs and had an event happen in February where I did not take the cream and all of this started happening. I never started the cream back because I was afraid it would make things worse. Idk if it’s connected or not but it happened at the same few weeks.

    • I can’t say much based on what you wrote. I would normally thing testosterone cream makes acne worse and increases oiliness of the skin. Anyway, sorry, but I can’t comment much based on what you wrote. Generally, the amount of oil the skin produces is driven by hormones, but there are other factors (like inflammation in the skin) that can also boost oil production.