what's acne

acne is

a complicated

4-step process

snapchat positively clear
Acne is a lot more than a few embarrassing pimples. It's a complicated skin condition that occurs below the surface of your skin, in cycles that start weeks before a breakout actually appears.

Even though 85% of people 12-24 experience at least some form of acne, you can feel like the loneliest (and most unattractive) person in the world if it's happening to you. So how do you even get acne in the first place? Four steps come into play. It starts with clogged pores and ends with a red bump, whitehead, or blackhead that erupts on your skin.

get the dirt on why things

start to get bumpy



Luckily, while understanding acne can be complicated, dealing with it can actually
be really simple. The solution? Blue Light It

#POSITIVELYCLEAR


Acne shouldn't be a reason to avoid that selfie opp. Just play “Name That Zit”
to find out what’s going on, so you can pinpoint the problem and take action to banish breakouts.


Cheat Sheet:
There are two main
types of acne

Non-inflammatory, mild to moderate:
whiteheads and blackheads
Inflammatory, moderate to severe:
papules, pustules, nodules and cysts
The main difference between the two is that non-inflammatory acne is not red or painful because
your body hasn't battled the infection yet. Inflammatory acne is red and swollen and may stay put,
which means you might need to consult a professional.

Name That Zit

Different kinds of acne require different kinds of treatment. Want to know what's
up with your breakouts? You've come to the right spot!

These pimples stay
under the surface of the
skin.
These pimples rise to
the skin's surface and
look black.
These small pink or red
bumps can be tender if
touched.

Papules

Papules occur as a result of oil and bacteria trapped in your pores. They can appear on any area of your body.
These painful zits are
red on the bottom with
yellow or white pus on
the top.

Pustules

Pustules occur as a result of a pore infection. They are commonly found on the face, neck and back.
These large, painful,
and/or solid pimples
are deep in the skin.
These painful, pus-filled
pimples form deep
under the skin and can
cause scars.

Cysts

Cysts occur as a result of a severe pore infection underneath your skin and usually require pro treatment. They can develop on the face, neck and back.

You don't have to live with acne. Once you know what you're dealing with, you can take
action and get clear, healthy skin fast.

#POSITIVELYCLEAR

#BLUELIGHTIT

3 simple steps. One knockout solution that really works.

BUY POSITIVELY CLEAR

* This offer is not valid on previous purchases and cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions or replenishment programs. 20% off all devices and deluxe kits, 40% off all Tria and Nuvesse topicals. Offer expires 11/26 at 11:59 PM EST.