Acne 101 – Comedones, Papules, Pustules, and Nodules

To continue the Acne 101 series, we’ll be talking about the different types of blemishes. Personally, when I have a pimple that’s what I call it – a pimple. I don’t care if it’s a comedone or a papule or whatever, I just need it to get off my face ASAP. But as we learned in the last post Acne 101 – Introduction, there’s a whole catalyst of events that occur on the surface of the skin and the different types of blemishes correlate with acne severity. We all might think we have really terrible acne, but what TYPE of pimple actually defines acne severity? This will also guide us when we start talking about recommended treatment depending on your acne type.


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