Many people still get confused whether acne and pimple are the same or they are different.

Pimples and acne are the same, just that acne is a more scientific word. Also, you would be surprised to know that there are different types of acne. That’s the reason why you would come across treatments which might have worked well for your friend but it’s not working for you. That might be because your type of acne might be different

Whiteheads, blackheads papules pustules cysts and nodules are all types of acne.

Small blemishes with whitish “heads,” which result when the follicles get plugged with oil and dead skin cells.

They are classified as comedones. But unlike whiteheads, which are closed, blackheads are open.

Here you will see the beginning of inflammation or redness .But there will be no  pus. Relatively speaking, they’re small to medium in size.

Pustules are similar to papules, but they’ve got pus an are painful to touch

If you’ve got a face full of large, red, inflamed blemishes that seem to last for months, chances are you’ve got one type of severe acne: nodules, cysts. This is most severe type of acne which if untreated can lead to permanent scars.

Now another myth is acne occurs only on your face. Well that’s wrong, they also occur on the body, including the back, shoulders, chest, upper arms and buttocks. Acne is associated with your oil glands. We have maximum oil glands on the face, shoulders, the back and the buttocks, hence acne appear on these areas more.

So remember, acne & pimple is the same and that there are different types of acne which can occur on parts of your body apart from your face.

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