Acne treatments all have the same goal: to prevent new breakouts and achieve clear skin. However, there are pros and cons your should consider when deciding on an acne treatment that's right for you.

Learn more about what causes acne and possible treatments.

A whitehead occurs when a plugged hair follicle makes a bump, but stays beneath the skin.

Blackheads describe plugged hair follicles that have reached the skin’s surface. The dark color of blackheads is due to exposure to air, it’s not dirt.

These are small pink bumps on the skin that are often inflamed and tender to the touch.

The most obvious of acne types, pimples are papules that
have lesions on top filled with pus due to your body fighting
the acne bacteria.