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Learn about the types of acne and ways to deal with each case

Cysts are the most dangerous type of acne, which are large red bumps. Blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, papules, nodules and cysts are among the most common types of acne that many suffer from, and whether you call them blemishes or spots, no one denies that pimples can be a nuisance to many Girls and guys, but not all pimples are the same. For example, a blackhead is different from a pimple, which is different from a nodule, and these differences are important to knowing the right treatment, according to an insider report.

types of acne

1. Blackheads


 Blackheads start out similar to any other pimple. Skin debris (also known as keratin) mixes with your skin's natural oily sebum, resulting in clogged pores.

What makes blackheads different is that your pores are open to air. Oxygen from the air causes an oxidative chemical reaction with the substance in your pores, causing them to turn black.

How to deal with it:


The best solution for blackheads is to wash your face with a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) such as salicylic acid, which penetrates deeply into your pores and can open them.

2. White heads

Whiteheads are similar to blackheads except that instead of being open to air, the pores are closed by a layer of skin.

How to deal with it:

Similar to blackheads, the best treatment is to wash your face with a beta hydroxy solution such as salicylic acid and use oil-free products.

3. Pimples

Blisters contain fluid or pus and appear as large white bumps surrounded by red, inflamed skin. The most common bacterial growth in clogged pores causes pimples.

How to deal with it:


Small pimples may disappear without treatment, but you can also use topical benzoyl peroxide or a sulfur-containing face wash, both of which can reduce inflammation and kill bacteria that grow in the pores and on the surface of the skin.

In more severe cases, topical or oral antibiotics may be prescribed by a dermatologist.

4. Cysts

They are solid, raised lesions less than 1 centimeter in diameter. They may be a variety of different shapes, colors and sizes. While they start out solid, after a few days they may fill with pus and turn into a pimple.

How to deal with it:

Don't rub your skin and be gentle when you clean it with warm water. You can wash your face with salicylic acid or a benzoyl peroxide cleanser. Also, avoid putting makeup on the cysts, so the affected area can get as much air as possible.

5. Nodules

A nodule develops when pores deep in the skin become clogged with dead skin cells and oil. This results in a large, deep lesion that may be visible on the surface if inflamed. If it continues to grow larger, it can become a nodule cyst which is usually painful.

How to deal with it:


Nodules usually require stronger treatment than over-the-counter products provide. Oral antibiotics may help treat this problem.