We’re all well acquainted with the normal visit from our not so best pimple friends, the occasional blackheads and ofcourse…whiteheads. The classic pus-filled zit that doesn’t look quite there but boom, once you apply makeup it’s suddenly much more enhanced than 5 minutes ago – really disturbing your skin’s visual texture.
We get how tempting it can be to just squeeze it off your face, but stop right there unless you’re ready for some scarring, possible breakouts, inflammation and basically making the whole situation a whole lot worse.
So, what exactly are these whiteheads, why are you getting them and how are you supposed to get rid of them?
Whiteheads are a mixture of clogged dead skin cells, sebum and dirt in our pores. Similar to blackheads, except they do not oxidize hence giving off a black look. Instead they are referred to as “white” heads because it’s trapped closed within the pore, covered by skin. This makes the treatment process slightly more challenging than normal blackheads.
There are a number of factors as to why these pesky bumps are forming, the main reasons would be due to frequently using heavy makeup, some skincare products that are comedogenic to the skin, allowing sweat to dry up on your face after a workout and of course dirt. Other factors that contribute to whiteheads are hormonal or hereditary factors, hence you’ll be more prone to it.
Still, there are ways to get rid of whiteheads (aside from picking at them) give these methods a try.
1. Chemical exfoliators.
Unlike scrubs, chemical exfoliators are able to unglue dead skin cells from each other, as well as slugging it off the skin. A popular chemical exfoliator would be salicylic acid, which effectively penetrates deeply into the pores. This not only tackles whiteheads, but blackheads as well.
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