What’s Causing Your Acne?
There are several types of acne, but there's one thing they all have in common: they're painful, annoying, and even embarrassing. But if we have a better understanding of them, then chances are, we can more easily get rid of them or at least understand how the slow and painful process of getting rid of […]
There are several types of acne, but there's one thing they all have in common: they're painful, annoying, and even embarrassing. But if we have a better understanding of them, then chances are, we can more easily get rid of them or at least understand how the slow and painful process of getting rid of them works. We are going to cover the 6 most common types of acne and their causes.

Whiteheads

This type of acne are actually a noninflammatory flesh or whitish-colored spots or bumps whose center is usually white (hence the name).
Causes: Dirt, oil sebum, dead skin cells that are clogging the pores on the face.

Blackheads

These are the exact opposite of whiteheads, but still noninflammatory.  Usually, the skin around the blackhead is normal, whereas the center is black (hence the name).
Causes: Mostly by clogged hair follicles.

Papules

Papules are inflammatory acne and they are mostly found under the skin’s surface. The skin that surrounding them is usually red and swollen. Causes: Skin infections, warts, eczema in some cases, or an allergic reaction.

Pustules, a.k.a pimples

Pimples are tender and larger than papules - inflammatory, as well with a circular center filled with pus.
Causes: Allergic reaction to food, Insect bites, environmental allergens

Nodules

They are usually painful, hard and inflamed. They can be found deep in the skin and they can cause skin complications like scarring and dark spots.
Causes: clogged pores that are damaging the cells and tissue deep beneath the surface of the skin.

Cysts

Cysts are just infected and quite painful pustules. They are located deep in the skin — deeper than nodules even, and they too are filled with pus.
Cause: infected pustules
  Sources: www.mayoclinic.org www.cosmopolitan.com www.medicalnewstoday.com