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Name that acne

There are two

main types of acne

Acne shouldn't be a reason to avoid that selfie opp. Just play "Name That Zit" to find out what's going on, so you can pinpoint the problem and take action to banish breakouts.

Cheat Sheet:
There are two main
types of acne

Non-inflammatory, mild to moderate:
whiteheads and blackheads
Inflammatory, moderate to severe:
papules, pustules, nodules and cysts
The main difference between the two is that non-inflammatory acne is not red or painful because
your body hasn't battled the infection yet. Inflammatory acne is red and swollen and may stay put,
which means you might need to consult a professional.

Name That Zit

Different kinds of acne require different kinds of treatment. Want to know what's
up with your breakouts? You've come to the right spot!

These pimples stay
under the surface of the


Whiteheads form when your pores get clogged. Because they're not exposed to the air, they're white. Whiteheads pop up on the face, but may also appear on your chest.
These pimples rise to
the skin's surface and
look black.


Blackheads form when clogged pores are exposed to air. They are commonly seen in the T-Zone (forehead, nose and chin), but they can show up wherever you have a lot of peach fuzz.
These small pink or red
bumps can be tender if


Papules occur as a result of oil and bacteria trapped in your pores. They can appear on any area of your body.
These painful zits are
red on the bottom with
yellow or white pus on
the top.


Pustules occur as a result of a pore infection. They are commonly found on the face, neck and back.
These large, painful,
and/or solid pimples
are deep in the skin.


Nodules occur as a result of a severe pore infection and usually require professional treatment. You'll find them on the face, neck and back.
These painful, pus-filled
pimples form deep
under the skin and can
cause scars.


Cysts occur as a result of a severe pore infection underneath your skin and usually require pro treatment. They can develop on the face, neck and back.

You don't have to live with acne. Once you know what you're dealing with, you can take
action and get clear, healthy skin fast.



3 simple steps. One knockout solution that really works.