What Kind of Acne

Acne is the commonly used name for pores clogged by sebum (also known as whiteheads and blackheads), pimples, nodules or cysts that can appear on the face, neck, shoulders, chest, back, upper arms and upper legs.

Most teenagers and a good number of adults suffer from acne for more or less extended periods of time. The condition is not confined to any age group, race, or sex. It affects hundreds of millions of people across the world. The biggest problems with acne are the unpleasant look of pimples and the scars they may leave behind.




Papules, it can be seen that they are a form of inflammatory acne. As a follicle is blocked by debris such as dead skin cells and dirt, the blockage can cause a pooling of the skins natural oils called sebum. Blackheads and whiteheads occur as this oil is pushed upwards to the surface of the skin. Yet papules are formed when the wall of the follicle is broken for some reason. This break allows white blood cells to enter the follicle and expand the opening, causing inflammation of the area. if a person continuously tries to squeeze a papule, it is likely that they will succeed only in rupturing the skin completely resulting in scarring.





While blackheads pop up when your pores are just a little blocked, whiteheads appear when there’s a total block. As with all the different kinds of blemishes, a combination of dirt, dead skin cells, oil, and other debris fill the affected pore or pores, resulting in a white colour head. The good news is that it’s easier to get rid of whiteheads, and they’re also faster to heal.





Blackheads, sometimes known as comedones, are actually a type of acne, commonly known as acne vulgaris. They’re often mistaken as dirt because, as the name suggests, the heads look like small black spots. They get their colour when your skin’s pigments react with the air. It’s tempting to pop or pick these bumps because they’re a less intense, different kind of blemish. However, as with any other skin problem, picking or popping blackheads is a bad idea. Not only will doing so leave scars, but you can actually, easily make the bumps worse, causing them to get infected and swell. Try to stay away from moisturizers, lotions, and makeup products that contain oil, and make sure you exfoliate your skin to get rid of them.





Pustules are another kind of inflamed pimple. They resemble a whitehead with a red ring around the bump. The bump is typically filled with white or yellow pus. Avoid picking or squeezing pustules. Picking can cause scars or dark spots to develop on the skin.





Cysts are large, pus-filled lesions that look similar to boils. Like nodules, cysts can be painful and should be treated by a dermatologist. People who develop nodules and cysts are usually considered to have a more severe form of acne.




Back Acne and Body Acne

What causes body acne? Because acne starts in a pore — a hair follicle and its attached oil gland — it can happen almost anywhere on your body, not just on your face. The ears, neck, chest, back, scalp, shoulders and buttocks have the greatest density of pores, making them fertile grounds for acne. The same hormones, plugged pores and proliferation of bacteria that produce acne on your face are at play with body acne and tend to scars easily.



After pimples go away, they might leave red or dark marks on your skin. These marks fade, but it might take few days, weeks, or months. Sometimes you get permanent scars from pimples.

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