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Are Pimples and Acne Different?

All blemishes are not exact. We often confuse one with another, and most commonly, pimples are confused with acne. Let’s find out how they are different.                            

Acne and pimples are such a common skincare issue that almost every one of us has suffered from them at some point in our life. But it is critical to know that they are not the same. Acne is a skincare condition that is a long term problem and often needs treatment. On the other hand, pimples are occasional breakouts. They are often considered as symptoms of acne. You can also consider them as a less severe form of acne.

It is important to acknowledge the difference between the two. Although both are conditions common in oily skin, both need different attention and consideration than other skin types. Acne can be further classified into inflammatory and non-inflammatory types. However, a pimple is a mild version of the inflammatory type of acne. 

If you have acne, you should see a skin care professional such as a dermatologist for proper treatment. The doctor might give you some topical or oral medications. On the other hand, if you have a few pimples, you might not need medical attention, just focus on proper cleansing and hydration of the skin. 

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About the Author: Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Lahore, Pakistan. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counseling and pharmaceutical care planning. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.

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