Once this backup has started, the amount of oil within the follicle starts to increase. This buildup causes the follicle wall to expand and eventually break. Bacteria rush in, which in turn increases the infection. Now you have a hard, red, and sometimes large bump under your skin, commonly referred to as a pimple, zit, or blemish. Technically it is a pustule (if it has a white or yellow pus-filled head), or a cyst or papule (a bump lurking under the skin that contains infection but has no visible head).
To understand what to do if you have breakouts along with what may be causing your skin problems, please read the following along with other articles contained throughout this blog:
- Help for Breakouts
- Why does skin break out? What causes breakout?
- Problem Skin Helpers: Yonka + more
- Sugar & Skin Problems