First, just to make sure that everyone knows, a normal pore looks like this.
As mentioned in the previous post, when excess oil is producing, things usually go wrong on your skin. It is because when oil is being produced at a normal rate, it keeps your skin protected, smooth, and hydrated. On the contrary, the excess oil could clog the pore. To make matters worse, dead skin cells on the surface cause even more blockage. From there, depending on what else happens inside the pore, you can have different acne type, a blackhead, whitehead, pimple, cyst, papule, or pustule.
The differences between blackheads acne and whitehead acne were briefly introduced before. Blackheads form when oil and dead skin cells trapped in the pore, when this oil plug makes it to the skin’s surface and is exposed to air, it oxidizes, creating black dots. Blackheads commonly appear on the nose, chin, or center of the forehead.
Many people might use scrubs and pore strips for removing blackheads, as they can see the result soon. However, they just have little help, because the problem is not just on the surface, so the blackheads will come back soon. Blackheads treatment should help people improve the shape of the pore and to exfoliate built-up layers of dead skin cells, in order to make sure your pores can function normally.
Different with blackheads, whiteheads form underneath skin surface. They are smaller, white or yellow bumps that look similar to pimples but without the redness or swelling, and the contents can’t be squeezed out. Whiteheads commonly appear on the forehead, cheeks, and in the under eye area, but it can occur anywhere as well.
Because whiteheads form inside a closed pore, so they can be stubborn and difficult to remove. In many cases, whiteheads need to be physically removed by a professional aesthetician or physician.
Pimple is one of the most common words regarding to skin problem. And there are two kinds of pimples, one is the regular size one, papule, and the other one is pustle. Papules are pink to slightly red bumps (different with whiteheads) with a soft white surface filled with fluid and oil.
As the pictures shows, papules occur when bacterial growth cause inflammation, and the white fluid underneath pushes to the skin surface.
When regular pimple become large, engorged, and swollen, a papule has become a pustule. And as the word written, it has a pus. Most teenagers dealing with acne have a skin combination of papules and pustules.
Cysts and Nodules
Of course nobody wants this occur on the skin, but if you have these large, painful bumps on your face. Unfortunately, your skin has the most difficult type of acne to treat.
This little hateful monster reaches the deeper layers of the skin, as well as the sebaceous gland (where responsible for producing oil), which means, this thing can totally stop your skin’s normal functions. What is more, if the cyst is so large and deep, it could damages the skin’s surrounding support structure, then lead to scarring.
It is always important to know how can you fight with your skin problems, however, it is necessary to find out what type of acne your are suffering. In this way, all acne suffers can find the right enemy, and fight with it with the appropriate treatments.