This is probably a blog post I should have done a long time ago, but it just seemed to make sense now after last week’s reader story from Elina.
So… there are other skin conditions that can look like acne.
Things like rosacea or eczema can sometimes resemble rashy acne, but in general, these can be treated holistically almost exactly like you’d treat acne.
However, there is something called folliculitis that looks a lot like acne, but treating it the same way may result in you banging your head against the wall.
What is Folliculitis?
Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles by either bacteria or yeast. It can result in red pustules with big puffy white heads, either on the body or on the face. Sounds like acne, right?
So what’s the actual difference? Acne is caused by bacteria, isn’t it? [Read more…]