Acne

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The most common form of acne that is characterized by the formation of comedones, cysts, and pustules on the face as a result of hair follicles blocked by sebum, bacteria, and dead skin cells.

The most common form of acne that is characterized by the formation of comedones, cysts, and pustules on the face as a result of hair follicles blocked by sebum, bacteria, and dead skin cells.

Microcomedones (flesh colored bumps), Whiteheads (closed comedones that look like small white bumps), blackheads (open comedones that look like black dots on the skin), papules (the most common form - small bumps that form when oil, bacteria, or dead skin cells clog a pore and becomes an inflamed lesion), pustules (small, bumps similar to papules, but filled with fluid), cysts (infection deep within the skin that are typically large, and inflammed)

Inflammation, irritation

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This content was reviewed by Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Bryant Esquejo. Learn more about his work and practice HERE.