"I LOVE PIMPLES," SAID NO ONE EVER!

Hey Beauties! :D

Welcome back to my blog! So today we are going to talk about... PIMPLES! I currently have a family of pimples on my face, and it's so tempting to remove them, BUT we need to know what the difference between blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, papules, nodules and cysts are. They aren't all pimples, which is why we can't always pop them. (Even though it's the most tempting thing to do).

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Lets break them down...

Blackheads

  • These are black spots that you usually see on your nose (story of my life), and chin. 
  • POP WITH CAUTION - I found this site had some good tips on popping a blackhead (click here).
Blackheads are caused by overactive glands that get clogged with oil, dead skin cells, tiny hairs and bacteria. They can also be affected by poor skincare, makeup and your hormones. 

Whiteheads

  • These are small bumps. 
  • They can be found where the skin is finer (which is generally around the eyes and the tops of our cheeks).
  • NO POPPING.
Whiteheads are caused by dead skin and oil, which forms a "plug". This plug hardens and leaves behind a cap of dead skin cells to grow over the opening, so that it doesn't get into contact with light. 

Pustules

  • These are pimples that are full of pus.
  • You can defiantly see these on the surface of your skin.
Pustules are caused by white blood cells being engaged, producing pus. Which is why the tip of the pustule is white/ yellow. They also last for about 5-6 days.

Papules

  • These are the good old blind pimples (we are like arch enemies- LOL).
  • They are small, solid and are round in shape.
  • NO POPPING! 
Papules are caused when the congested plug produces way to much pressure, which causes the follicle wall to break. Unfortunately, all that stuff then empties into the skin, and the body responds by alerting the immune system. These lasts between 5-10 days. 

Nodules

  • They are similar to blind pimples (BUT LARGER). 
  • NO POPPING!
A nodule is caused by your hormones.

Cysts

  • These guys consist of white blood cells, dead cells and bacteria and are VERY painful.
  • NO POPPING! 
Cysts usually extend into the deeper layers of the skin. If you do suffer from cysts, I would recommend getting in contact with your dermatologist. 

Well beauties I hope that cleared things up. See what I did there, "cleared" like "clearing your skin up." Ok, that wasn't that funny. See you next time!

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4 comments:

  1. Anonymous3/11/2017

    Popping pimples is so tempting!! Thanks for the post!

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    1. I know right! I have to stop popping every bump I see on my face...because sometimes it causes scarring!

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  2. family of pimples, lolz that really made me laugh. And having pimples really annoy you. Hope you will soon get rid of it,

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    1. Hahahha yup they are literally like a family - all staying together! Hopefully they move on soon! :D

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