Everyone is different and so is their experience of acne.
Some people will only develop a few small pimples, while others can experience large, deep, painful lumps or cysts under their skin – a severe form of acne.
There are different ways to manage or treat each type of acne.
You can get some treatments over-the-counter at your local pharmacy, but for others you will need to visit your GP or dermatologist.
Here’s an overview of what each type of acne looks like – from smaller, mild breakouts, to large cystic acne – and who can help.
Now that you’ve seen what each type of acne looks like, select your type below to find out more.
We also have specific information if you’re experiencing teenage acne, adult acne or acne during pregnancy.
When acne makes it difficult for you to enjoy your life, it’s definitely time to see a doctor.