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what kind of acne do I have?


How to get rid of blackheads


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  • Acne comes in many forms. Knowing which kind you have can help you clear it faster and minimize collateral damage to your skin.
  • See redness? That’s a sign of inflammation or possible infection. See a professional skin therapist to avoid scarring or spreading bacteria.


Got a breakout? Knowing what kind it is will help you choose the right product or treatment so you can get rid of it faster without compromising your skin’s health. Here’s our handy guide to common forms of acne – and how to treat them (swipe right to see more):

In general, blackheads, whiteheads, papules and pustules are treatable with adjustments to your skin care routine and lifestyle. If you need help, consult a Dermalogica skin therapist for guidance. If your acne is inflamed (aka red and painful), consider supplementing your efforts with medical advice from a doctor.


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