Acne Vulgaris, commonly referred to as pimples, is an inflammatory disease of the skin. This condition is very common in puberty. As one reaches their early twenties, it either disappears or decreases. Acne begins because of the comedo. An enlarged hair follicle plugged with oil and bacteria. The comedo is invisible to the naked eye and is present beneath the surface of the skin. When it gets the right condition, it grows into an inflamed lesion. The oil produced from the surface helps bacteria to flourish within the swollen follicle.
Non-inflammatory acne is of two types – Closed comedo or whitehead, and Open comedo or blackhead. There are four types of inflammatory acne –
· Papule – It is the mildest form that appears on the skin as a small, firm pink bump.