Acne is a very common and inflammatory condition of the skin. It occurs when the pores of the skin become blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria.
Acne causes spots and pimples especially on the face, shoulders, back, neck, chest, and upper arms.
There are different types of acne:
Black heads, White heads, Pustules, Papules, Nodules, and Cystic Acne.
Black heads are extremely common form of acne. It’s usually spotted with little black dots therefore known as Black Heads. Black heads are also known as comedones. Black heads can be easily treated with general exfoliation.
White heads are same as black heads. They appear when the dead skin cells, oil and bacteria gets trapped within pores. The increased oil production causes clogging of pores and eventually form white heads.
Pustules are small bumps on skin that contains fluid or pus. They are commonly addressed as type of pimple. Pustules occur due to clogged pore and when the wall of the pore begin to break down. They are slightly bigger in size than white heads or black heads.
Papule is like a red bump on the skin. Papule doesn’t contain any fluid or pus. Papules are also known as skin lesions as it essentially changes into your skin’s color or texture.
Nodule acne is a severe type of inflammatory acne. It remains intact and deep under the skin. Nodule acne if persist for weeks or month turn into deep cystic acne. For treatment, you should consult your dermatologist.
Cystic acne are red boils and large in comparison to black heads or white heads. Cysts reside deep under the skin. They are filled with pus and that’s why they are softer. They are severe type of acne which when burst open is painful and often leads to infection. It is recommended to consult your dermatologist for cystic acne.