Understand The Types Of Pimples You Have And How To Treat Them

Understand The Types Of Pimples You Have And How To Treat Them

Frequently referred to as spots, zits, or blemishes, pimples are a major part of acne. The vast majority of the population experiences acne to some extent during puberty, but for others it can continue to be an issue for years. To understand how you can combat acne, it’s important to first understand the different types of spots, zits, and blemishes you may experience.

WHITEHEADS

Referred to by some as closed comedo, whiteheads are small pimples that form and remain beneath your skin. They usually appear as a small, skin-colored papule. It’s extremely important to leave whiteheads alone when they appear, as trying to squeeze them can lead to permanent blemishes or scarring.

BLACKHEADS

Blackheads are also known as a closed comedo, and they’re very clearly visible on the surface of your skin. They get their dark coloring through the oxidation of melanin – your skin’s pigment. Because of their dark coloration, many people mistakenly believe that they’re caused by dirt clogging their pores.

Scrubbing your face, no matter how vigorously, will not reduce the appearance or formation of blackheads. As a matter of fact, vigorous scrubbing with abrasive tools can inflame your skin and cause a host of additional issues.

PAPULES

Papules are small, round bumps that appear on the surface of your skin. They’re usually pink in color.

PUSTULES

Pustules are pimples that are full of pus a whitish-yellow, protein-rich fluid that typically accumulates at the sight of an infection. Pustules are often misnamed as whiteheads, since the top of the pustule can be whitish in color. Whiteheads appear under the skin and lead to a bump, while the white head of a pustule sits atop the skin.

NODULES

Nodules have a very similar structure to papules, but they’re bigger. These often present as painful bumps and are deeply embedded into your skin. Trying to pop or drain these, much like whiteheads, can lead to further blemishes or scarring.

CYSTS

A cyst is a clearly visible bump on the surface of the skin that is filled with pus and is often painful. Like other forms of pimples, these can easily lead to scarring if you try to remove them yourself.

FIGHT ACNE AT ITS SOURCE WITH ARDIS LABS

There are a lot of topical creams that claim to be able to reduce or eliminate the appearance of pimples during an acne breakout. Unfortunately, this is seldom the case. Most topical acne treatments on the market are only partially effective, and you need to wait for a breakout before you can use them

At Ardis Labs, out acne treatments go well beyond the surface of your skin to treat the cause of acne, as opposed to the symptoms. If the appearance of pimples, zits, pustules, and others have got you down, try our powerful acne fighting skincare routine and live the life you deserve.

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