The Best Treatments for Every Kind of Acne

By Deanna Pai. Photos: Courtesy of CNP Montrose, Brands.

From blackheads and whiteheads to blind pimples and cystic zits, find out how to identify and deal with the different kinds of acne.

All acne is not, actually, created equal. This makes perfect sense, seeing as there are so many factors, from hygiene to hormones to genetics, that can both lead to and exacerbate your breakouts. But knowledge is power, and just knowing that there are different types—and that each kind requires its own plan of attack—puts you ahead of the clear-skin curve. Once you figure out what you’re working with, it gets far easier to treat. Here, your ultimate guide to identifying, and then taking down, every type of acne out there.

This story originally appeared on Allure.

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