We all hate when we wake up and the first thing we see is a bright red bump staring back at us in the mirror! Acne can increase in summer due to sweat and dirt clogging our pores. So how do we fight back? Let’s find out!
Let’s Educate ourselves: Types of Acne According to MedicalNewsToday.com
The medical term for whiteheads is closed comedones. These are small, whitish or flesh-colored spots or bumps. They usually have a white, circular center surrounded by a red halo. A hair will sometimes emerge from the center of a whitehead, or it may appear to be trapped within the blemish. The skin around a whitehead may appear to be tight or wrinkled, especially when the whitehead is large or especially raised.
Whiteheads typically do not cause scarring.
Blackheads are also called open comedones. They are small, black or dark-colored spots that may appear as slightly raised bumps. The skin around a blackhead usually appears normal, while the center of the blackhead is darker than the surrounding area.
The coloration is not a result of trapped dirt. Blackheads are simply whiteheads that have opened and widened. When the contents of a whitehead are exposed to air, they darken.
Inflammatory acne blemishes include: • papules • pustules • nodules • cysts
Inflammatory acne is more severe than noninflammatory acne, and this type is more likely to cause complications, such as scarring or pitting. Blemishes or lesions that are inflamed, or red, swollen, and warm to the touch can result from inflammatory acne.
Minor-to-mild forms Papules
Papules are bumps under the skin's surface. They are solid, tender, pink, and raised, and the skin around a papule is usually slightly swollen and red. Unlike whiteheads, papules have no visible center. Unlike blackheads, the pores of a papule do not appear to be widened.
Papules develop when whiteheads or blackheads cause so much irritation that they damage some of the surrounding skin. The damage leads to inflammation.
Pustules (pimples) Pustules are larger, tender bumps with a defined circular center. The center is filled with whitish or yellowish pus, and the bump has a pink or red base. Immune cells and bacterial cells collect to form this pus.
Pustules typically look like much larger and more inflamed whiteheads.
With all types of acne, a good regular skin care routine in crucial for treatment and prevention of scarring. We recommend Lira products. They are natural and effective.
However, if basic skin care isn’t working alone, we recommend regular facials with a skilled esthetician.
Your face is your first impression, make sure to invest in it!