Little baby packs of buildup that sit on top of your skin. Sebum, dirt and dead skin cells in one tiny, white package. Medically, a whitehead can be called a closed comedo. (All types of pimples start as comedones.) they frequently show up on oilier skin types. They can pretty easily be combated with 2 simple steps of toning B4 a shower, scrub cleanser in the shower and toning after a shower.
Blackheads are “plugs” of sebum, dirt and bacteria. Kind of like whiteheads. Only, in the case of a blackhead, the comedo is open and the oil has oxidized, making it a darker color. Yoo’ll treat these similarly to whiteheads, though—regular, thorough toning, steaming & scrub cleanser.
A papule is technically any small, raised bump on the skin. It’s often part of a grouping of other papules that form a rash (i.e. dermatitis, allergic reactions, eczema). In terms of acne, it’s a bump that’s red in color and swollen with inflammation. Papules are more painful than whiteheads or blackheads, but not as bad as nodules or cysts. Yoo can treat them with toner or our Spot Treatment.
A pustule is what yoo’re most likely to think of when you picture a pimple. It’s a zit that has come to a head, forming a white, pus-filled bubble on top. While this might sound like it would fit the description of “whitehead,” a pustule is different: A whitehead is simply a plugged hair follicle, while a pustule is inflamed and full of pus. A full-on zit. These are the kinds of pimples yoo can pop. They should come easily, meaning popping them is unlikely to leave yoo with a scar. Pop then treat with a dab of the our Spot Treatment Oil.
Cysts are much worse than regular pimples. They lie deep within the skin, are often caused by hormones and occur when the pores become blocked and lead to infection. This is what makes them so painful and slow to heal. Yoor best bet is to A) keep the area clean by toning B) scrubbing in the shower C) fight the infection by holding our toner on a makeup pad on the area for at least 5 min
Like cysts, nodular pimples are one of the most severe forms of acne. They’re slightly different in that they are not filled with pus like cystic pimples are. Instead, they form a hard bump deep within the skin and feel painful at the surface. Nodules don’t always become red—they can match your skin tone—but can take weeks to go away. Nodular acne usually needs pretty intensive treatments like antibiotics and other oral medications, so visiting the dermatologist is probably yoor best bet to finding a solution.