Acne is an annoying skin condition that affects a lot of people. Stress, pollution and junk food are some common causes of acne. But did you know that constant acne could also be related to sensitive skin?
Acne is different from the occasional zit or pimples that tend to appear from time to time. In fact, there are several types of acne that is caused due to skin sensitivity or affects the sensitivity of the skin too. Let’s look at al the types of acne and how they are related to sensitive skin...
Blackheads fall under the non-inflammatory bracket of acne. These are extremely common and are usually found around the nasal area, chin, and in some cases, on the forehead. They are formed as a result of blocked follicles and look like tiny black bumps.
Also a type of non-inflammatory acne, whiteheads are nothing but glands that have been clogged due to excessive oil production. As a result, the oil cannot reach the surface and is trapped between the skin layers, resulting in whiteheads. Whiteheads commonly appear on the nose, chin, and face.
If you notice a small, raised solid pimple that does not contain pus, then it is papules. Papules are a type of inflammatory acne that affect the skin and makes it sensitive. They don’t display a visible pore, tend to be red in color and are more often than not, surrounded by swollen and inflamed tissue. They may be tender to the touch.
The kind of pimples that are visibly white or yellow in the middle and are filled with pus are called pustules. Pustules are formed when your immune system is attempting to fight a bacteria that’s found itself in a ruptured follicle. This leads to build up of white blood cells, resulting in pus production. This also makes the skin super inflamed and sensitive, making it red and tender.
Acne nodules are the ones that make the skin super tender and sensitive. These usually appear during the latter stages of a breakout and are usually seen in severe cases of acne. They are large, tender bumps underneath the skin’s surface and can feel hard and stiff to the touch. This type of acne can cause damage to the tissues, leaving behind deep rooted scars.
Cystic acne is one of the hardest types of acne to successfully treat. These cysts form deep below your skin tissue, do not contain pus and do not come to a head. They are painful to touch and is very uncomfortable. They look like large, swollen, and red lumps on the skin.