Types of acne and How to Treat Them

Identifying the different types of acne that exist and that you can have can be of great help in the treatment of acne in a significant way. One of the key reasons why many people do not have the results they are expecting in the treatment.

Many of these people tend to follow the most popular acne treatment or the most fashionable one, without even knowing why there are different types of treatments or how many types of acne there are.

Use the following guide to help you know what type of acne you have and also learn how to treat it.

1. Blackheads

Appearance

Small, dark and commonly found in the T-Zone.

How to treat:

Apply a mask or scrub that contains ingredients like Kaolin Clay, Sulphur and Activated Binchotan Charcoal. You can also seek professional extraction services.

2. Whiteheads

Appearance

Small, white/yellow bumps with no redness.

How to treat

Use a scrub or apply an exfoliant containing ingredients like Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree Oil or Nacinamide. Else, get a professional’s help to extract this type of acne.

3. Milia

Appearance

Hard, small and white bumps. They are often mistaken for whiteheads.

How to treat

Apply a leave-on exfoliant that contains Salicylic Acid. Else, get professional help to get rid of milia.

4. Papules

Appearance

Pink or red bumps without pus, or breakouts that “don’t look ready yet”.

How to treat

Apply a leave-on serum or booster containing Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree Oil or Thymol and Terpeineol. Get professional help if you can’t deal with it on your own.

5. Pustules

Appearance

Red or pink bumps, swollen with pus or white/yellow top. They can be mistaken for whiteheads.

How to treat

Use a leave-on booster or serum with ingredients containing Salicylic Acid, or Tea Tree Oil. Else seek professional help for best results.

6. Nodules

Appearance

Bumpy and swollen red looking protruding that contain pustules.

How to treat

Seek professional help for best results.

7. Cysts

Appearance

Widespread, large bumps that contain no visible pus. They are not clustered and exist independently.

How to treat

Seek professional help for best results.

7 Types of Acne and How to Treat Them
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