You're not alone—acne is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that affects up to 50 million people in the U.S. each year. Blackheads are a mild type of acne that appear as small bumps due to clogged hair follicles. If the skin over the bump stays closed, the bump is called a whitehead. When the skin over the bump opens, exposure to the air causes it to look black and a blackhead forms. See our tips and reccomended products below to treat your skin’s needs.