Types of Acne



Blackheads are a reality for almost every person at some point in their life as they are the result of natural, healthy processes that occur within the skin. To understand how to get rid of blackheads, it’s important to understand what blackheads are and what causes them.



Along with papules, pustules and blackheads, whiteheads are among the most common types of acne. They are also one of the mildest forms of acne and are generally treatable with proper skincare habits and a topical whitehead treatment.


Papules and Pustules

When a pore clogs and P. acnes bacteria multiply in the pore, the immune system reacts by sending in white blood cells to fight the infection. The surrounding area becomes inflamed, red and swollen. This is called inflammatory acne.


Nodular and Cystic Acne

Most people who suffer from inflammatory acne have what are called papules, inflamed red bumps that are turned into pustules when they become filled with pus. Papules and pustules are the two most common forms of inflammatory acne, typically referred to as “pimples”.