Recently, one of my friends asked me the difference between acne and pimple, which made me pretty curious about it. I was eager to know the difference myself so I could take care of my skin accordingly.
I have an oily skin and getting occasional breakouts is a usual thing for me. All this while I was thinking these tiny dots on my face to be acne, only to find out how wrong I am.
Acne is a broader term for pimples.
In case of acne, the secreted sebum (facial oils) gets collected in the pores of the skin and gets trapped there. It usually leads to breakouts which takes the form of acnes or pimples. If its acne, it will have a white head which is very painful to touch but if it’s a pimple it will not pain unless it’s very severe.
It was then that I figured out what I thought all these years to be acne, are actually pimples. Pimples are milder than full blown acne and are not painful. Mine are small dots with tiny white heads which dry up in a couple of days and fall off, sometimes leaving loose skin if the dots are a little bigger than usual. I tried many things, some of them helped but for a very limited time. The moment I stopped using them, the pimples were back again. Lately, I started using the Clean and Clear Pimple Clearing Face Wash and I see my pimples clearing up faster than normal. My skin feels smoother, looks more radiant and the pimples seem to be reducing fast. The facewash contains neem and lemon extracts, both known to be natural antiseptic skin cleansers.
Other than that, I scrub my face every alternate day and use water-based lotions to keep it hydrated. I am not a water loving person and can hardly gulp down 2 litres of water a day; hence I tend to have fruits, cucumbers and green tea to flush in some liquids into my system.