Treating Subclinical acne

Acne doesn’t feel right, despite the fact where it is occurring. You want to get rid of it, and probably that’s the reason you clicked this link. Stay with me, and we will cover everything regarding acne, especially subclinical acne. This whitehead type acne on your forehead is very irritating, and I know how it feels. Don’t worry! We’ll get through it. If you are tired of getting rid of these tiny bumps, they stay there or come back on a random morning. They are probably subclinical, and continue reading to know more about them.

What do you mean by Subclinical Acne?

Subclinical acne is not a term in medicine for any acne, but in medicine, we call ‘subclinical’ to any disease which is still not in its full-blown form. It is just a thought that might be from this the term of ‘subclinical acne’ has come from the subclinical type of disease.

However, it is used for acne that presents as bumps on the forehead. These tiny bumps that give your skin a rough experience are clogged pores, which are termed as comedones, and the acne is also termed as comedonal acne.

What are comedones?

Comedones are clogged pores that are flesh-colored. These clogged pores can be open or close.

  • Open comedones are blackheads; these are open, so the content inside it will oxidize and give the black appearance.
  • Closed comedones are whiteheads.

Causes Of Subclinical acne

There might be various causes of acne; not everyone has acne because of a single cause. The fundamental reasons for acne might include:

  1. Hormones – a change in hormone levels due to age or some medicine might lead to acne.
  2. Genetics – some people have acne-prone skin types.
  3. Clogged pores – people who have oily skin or because of dirt, the pores might get clogged, leading to subclinical acne
  4. Stress – yup! You read it right; stress can also cause acne.
  5. Makeup – products that are not according to your skin type or oil-based are more likely to cause acne.
  6. Hygiene – not taking care of your hygiene can also lead to acne.

How to get rid of subclinical acne?

As I already said that the reason which causes acne in different people is different. You must know the primary cause of your acne before treating it.

Give attention to your skin to find out what is causing acne on your face or forehead in case of subclinical acne.

Treating the cause is the key to treat acne and prevent further outbreaks.

Apart from that, some of the things that you might adapt and will help you with acne are:

  1. Wash your face twice a day using a good cleanser.
  2. Use non-comedogenic makeup products.
  3. Use skincare products that suit your skin.
  4. Don’t stress out.
  5. Drink a lot of water
  6. Please don’t wait for the breakout to start working for it.
  7. Eat healthily and avoid sugar products, as they are a reason to cause acne.

As for medical treatment, retinoid cream shows some effects on subclinical acne. But make sure to buy this on prescription and do not take it in pregnancy.

Skin Care Tips to treat subclinical acne

You cannot get the results overnight when it comes to treating acne and preventing it further. It will help if you will be consistent with skincare and other preventive measures. Skincare includes:

1.  Cleansing

Use the mild cleanser twice a day to gently clean your skin. Hard and synthetic cleaners will give you more harm. Go for the cleansers, which are botanical and organic. You can use raw honey or oil cleansers to use on your sensitive skin.

2.  Exfoliate

Give your face a round of exfoliation weekly. To exfoliate, first, place a damp towel over your face and give some hydration. Then use your exfoliators; make sure to use mild exfoliators as you would not want to trigger your acne with harsh rubbing further. Honey and yogurt can be used as natural exfoliators.

3.  Use Mask Weekly

A good clay mask is useful for the skin when it is used once a week. It will absorb all the extra oil from the face and clears out the pores. Use the mask once or twice a week to keep your pores unclogged.

4.  Facial serums

Use the non-comedogenic facial serums and choose the ones which are high in the content of vitamins and antioxidants required for your skin.

Following the skin care will help you prevent subclinical acne if you do it regularly.

5.  Salicylic acid

Products that have salicylic acid in them are proved to have more effect on subclinical acne as it will naturally help in exfoliation.


Now that you know it all, try to follow every step for at least a month or two, and if you still don’t feel like getting rid of the subclinical acne, go to your dermatologist to have some prescribed medicines for it and knowing the root cause. Most of you will get rid of this stubborn acne by following the steps mentioned earlier.

 Frequently Asked Questions

Is tea tree oil good for treating subclinical acne?
Researches show that tea tree oil works for mild acne, but as for subclinical acne, you need some exfoliation and unclogging of the pore to get rid of it.

Is there any natural product for acne?
Yes, there are many acne-fighting natural products like: Black cumin seed oil, Turmeric, Clay, Honey, Aloe vera, Yogurt, Jojoba oil

What are over the counter (OTC) medications for acne?
To treat your acne with medications, you can use: Salicylic acid, Benzoyl peroxide, Adapalene 0.1%

how much time will it take for acne treatment?
With proper skincare and treatment and no makeup, give your skin 4 to 6 weeks to overcome acne. Depending upon the cause and skin type, it may take as long as 12 weeks.

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