How do I know I have acne?
Acne signs vary depending on severity and include:
- whiteheads (closed, plugged pores)
- blackheads (open, plugged pores)
- pimples (papules with pus at the tips)
- papules (small, red, tender bumps)
- nodules (large, solid, painful lumps under your skin)
- cystic lesions (painful, pus-filled lumps under the skin)
Acne usually appears on your face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders.