If you thought pustules were bad, wait until you meet their evil twin–papules. Papules are very similar to pustules, when it comes to inflammation and redness.
Oh pustules, how I loathe thee! They are categorized as inflammatory pimples. A pustule occurs when the bacteria from the dead skin cells and oils in your pores attract other strains of bacteria.
Whiteheads are probably the easiest type of pimple to get rid of, but blackheads can be a little trickier. Blackheads are non-inflammatory, open comedones. The open pore allows air to get in. The air oxidizes all the dirt and oils trapped in your pore, therefore creating that black appearance.
Whiteheads are one of the most common types of pimples. They are categorized as non-inflammatory comedones. This just means that they are clogged hair follicles, and the surrounding skin is not raised or red.
It’s time to get into the nitty gritty, and get started on my acne series. If you’ve been keeping up with me, you know that I’ve struggled with acne and breakouts since I was about 11 years old.
Some amazing products came out this year, and some old classics held their spot in my rotation. It was tough to choose, but I present to you my 18 favorite products of 2018. These products are effective and have truly made a difference in my skin: