Know your skin

Know Your skin

Types of Acne

What Type of Acne Do You Have?

For finding the right solution to treat the problem of acne,

it is absolutely imperative to know its type. Acne can be inflammatory or non-inflammatory which further has different lesions, as mentioned below.

Different types of acne

Non-inflammatory Acne

This type of acne includes Blackheads and Whiteheads. Usually, these don’t cause swelling.

Acne Types - Blackheads

Blackheads or Open Comedones

When a pore is clogged by a combination of dead skin cells & sebum (oil), Blackheads occur. These are uninfected follicles that appear like a dark bump and happen primarily around the nose. In this condition, only the top of the skin’s pore stays open while the rest is clogged.

Acne Types - Whiteheads

Whitehead or Closed Comedones

Whiteheads occur in the same way as Blackheads except, the top of the pore is also closed. These look like a small bump that protrudes from the skin and commonly happen around the chin and nose.

Washing your face with AcneStar soap will naturally exfoliate the skin and remove the dead skin cells that cause Blackheads & Whiteheads. Apply the AcneStar gel after washing your face for better results.

Inflammatory Acne Types

Inflammatory Acne

Red and swollen pimples are known as inflammatory acne. Other than the combo of sebum and dead skin cells, bacteria further worsen the condition of such type of acne. It causes an infection beneath the skin’s surface, which leads to painful pimples and stubborn scars. Inflammatory acne is further sub-divided into:

Acne Types - Papules


When the walls surrounding the pores break down due to severe inflammation, Papules occur. Papules are flat, red-coloured bumps which are too sensitive to be touched as these pop immediately, leaving scars on the skin.

Acne Types - Pustules


Pustules occur like papules and are filled with pus. Primarily originating around the body’s sweaty areas, these bumps have white or yellow heads.

Acne Types - Nodules


Nodules occur when the swollen, clogged pores endure irritation and grow larger in size. Unlike papules and pustules, nodules are deeper in the skin. Other than using the AcneStar soap and gel, you would need to consume AcneStar capsules to cure Nodules.

Acne Types - Cysts


Cysts are soft, big, puss-filled lumps that develop when the pores get clogged by a combination of sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria. These large white or red bumps are further deeper in the skin than the nodules. Considered as the largest form of acne, the formation of cysts is usually a result of severe infection.

Trust the #AcneKaSpecialist, AcneStar, to give you a permanent relief from Acne, regardless its type. Its effective formula that includes Clindamycin Topical and Nicotinamide Topical, attacks the acne-causing bacteria to give you a healthy, radiant and acne-free skin. AcneStar is easily available at a pharmacy near you.