So lets get it straight ,   can you remember that tiny annoying inflammation that appears mostly on your face and even now ?  its called a pimple and occurs in men and women ..No exception.

Pimples , Zits & Acne , What Are They
Pimples affect both Men and Women

On Eb Beauty Today , would be sharing what a Pimple is and what a Zit & Acne is.

Before we go on to disect this topic , Most times the word Acne , Pimple and Zits are used interchangeably to mean same but are not same.

Pimples , Zits & Acne , What Are They ?


It is a skin disease that involves skin oil caled sebum , bacteria as well as sheding of dead skin cells.

It can be mild and can be very severe. So it happens due to excess oil clogging in the skin pores.

It appears mostly on the face, neck, back, shoulders and arms.


This is when you have a clogged / blocked pore on your skin that is filled with skin oil and has bacteria inside it feeeding on the skin oil also callled sebum .

If it is not treated properly then it may result in severe acne. The pimples may be blackhead or white heads

Both Pimples and Acne  usually kick off when puberty starts , so meaning no one actually escaped it


A zit  is a raised and puss filled inflammation  , not painful   and also as a result of clogged oil and melanin glands . Pimples are also known as zits . .. .

Acne usually does not require treatment, keeping your skin clean along with intake of a healthy diet is enough to keep you away from acne but some severe cases do require treatment

The most likely parts of the body to be affected by pimples are the face, back, chest and shoulders due to the proliferation of sebaceous glands in these areas of skin.


Pimple Zit
Causes Blocked skin pores Clogged oil and melanin glands
Appearance Raised pustule and sometimes red Raised and pus-filled
Painful No Possibly
Scarring Possibly Possibly
Treatment Spot treatment or time Cortisol, spot treatment, time

A pimple is a small pustule or papule. Pimples are small skin lesions or inflammations of the skin – they are sebaceous glands (oil glands) which are infected with bacteria, swell up, and then fill up with pus. Pimples are also known as spots or zits.

.Pimples and acne,both are skin conditions which usually start with onset of puberty. It is seen as scaly red bumps that appear on the skin with sebum underneath it..

Pimples are a kind of acne. The sebum or the oily secretion is collected under the skin and usually protude out with a black or a white tip as the skin pores are usually blocked.

They might be infected by bacteria. Like acne only sever conditions require treatment, otherwise it heals by itsel?.

Pimples are a sign of acne, especially when a breakout occurs.

Acne can show up as different types of bumps. such as  blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, or cysts.

Both Acnes , Pimples usually occur during teenage growing years and good news for most people , Pimples dissappear before they reach adolesence.