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Don’t pop the pimple! Types of acne you should know

Updated: Mar 1, 2023

Ever wonder what are the different types of acne?

For being such a common skin problem, acne itself can be very complex, from its causes to treatment. You've probably also noticed that everyone's acne is different. That's because there are different types and stages of acne and it will even be different at different life periods.


You may hear the term “breakout” used to describe all forms of acne, but this isn’t always an accurate description. Not all types of acne spread across the skin. Clogged pores cause acne itself. These may be attributed to:

  • excess production of oil (sebum)

  • bacteria

  • hormones

  • dead skin cells

  • ingrown hairs


Acne is usually associated with hormonal fluctuations experienced during your teenage years, but adults can experience acne, too.

  • Whiteheads: Clogged hair follicles that stay beneath the skin and produce a white bump.

  • Blackheads: Plugged follicles that reach the surface of the skin and open up. They look black on the skin surface because the air discolors the sebum, not because they are dirty.

  • Papules: Inflamed lesions that usually appear as small, pink bumps on the skin and can be tender to the touch.

  • Pustules or pimples: Papules topped by white or yellow pus-filled lesions that may be red at the base.

  • Nodules: Large, painful solid lesions that are lodged deep within the skin.

  • Severe nodular acne (sometimes called cystic acne): Deep, painful, pus-filled lesions.

It may seem impossible to remove these concerns from our face but Skin Buffet has a treatment just for you. Acne Trio Plus is the perfect solution for your acne concerns.



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