How To Get Rid Of Whiteheads: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

How To Get Rid Of Whiteheads: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Whiteheads: What They Are, Causes, Treatment & Prevention

To get rid of whiteheads, you have to understand what causes them in the first place. Acne gets trapped inside a pore. The bacteria then feed upon the oil trapped inside the pore, thus causing an infection. The body spots this infection and tries to protect itself from it, leading to inflammation, which makes for a considerable bump underneath the skin. Now there are many ways that we can combat whiteheads. First, we get rid of the bacteria, and then we have to reduce the excess oil. Lastly, stop the pores from clogged up with oil and dead skin.

Does Touching Skin Cause Acne? 

One of the most important things to remember when clearing up any case of acne is to avoid touching the skin. It is tempting, I know. You want to pop pimples, feel them, touch the skin for some reason or another, and it’s not a good thing. If you touch it, you are automatically spreading germs and bacteria. Moreover, if you are popping zits, you are getting that bacteria under the skin and causing more significant infections. 

In this way, you are never actually helping yourself. You are always causing some greater degree of acne and bacteria in general, therefore adding to your acne woes rather than detracting from them. If you don’t touch your face it doesn’t guarantee that it will stay acne-free or anything of that nature. However, it does ensure that you will have a somewhat lower risk of developing these problems as you are hopefully still cleansing your skin and not putting it at unnecessary risk but instead trying to protect it. So if you remember to get these points and otherwise take the necessary steps to benefit your skin, you will see more incredible things that you are looking for instead of suffering through more significant problems.

Does Everybody Get Acne?

Acne: the most common skin disorder in the United States, is comprised of pimples, zits, blackheads and whiteheads thus resulting in nearly 40 to 50 million Americans having some form of acne, so don’t feel too bad if you have acne, you are not by yourself.

Acne, when it is mild, is a medical condition that can result in emotional and physical scarring. Some acne treatments work to clear up existing acne as well as help prevent new acne from forming. This could be beneficial in our endeavours to achieve beautiful and healthy skin. One of the most common forms of acne is whiteheads. Whiteheads are a part of the acne family, which is the opposite of a blackhead and is a closed come-dome. It has sebum and dead skin like acne, but as air does not reach its follicle, so it does not oxidize.

Whiteheads usually develop from increased oil production on eyelids, forehead and cheeks.

The best form of whitehead treatment is to not get them in the first place. Ways to that are as follows: wash your face at least twice a day with warm soap and water and steam your face to unclog your pores. You do this and will do well on your way to healthy skin.

Whiteheads & Blackheads

Acne is a term attributed to clogged pores, more commonly known as blackheads and whiteheads, pimples, or nodules. They occur on the neck, face, back, chest, shoulders and upper arms. Follicles, also called pores, get blocked with sebum (oil), which usually drains to the surface, and bacteria begins to grow. White and blackheads start with a “microcomedone”, which becomes skin blemishes called comedones. Acne can be upsetting and disfiguring, sometimes leading to permanent scarring. Not to mention the psychological effect it could have on one. There are different types of acne. A whitehead is a lesion where trapped sebum stays below the skin surface.

On the other hand, a blackhead is a lesion where trapped sebum partially opensopens to the surface and turns black due to the skin pigment melanin. For this discussion, we will discuss how to get rid of whiteheads. Getting rid of whiteheads is quite simple. Wash off your face with mild cleansers at least three times a week. Always apply skin toner after cleaning your skin to close the pores. You can even rub an ice cube or filleterd water ice piece on the skin compulasary wrapped in a cotton cloth to block the pores as direct ice can harm your skin. Ice cube help in unclogging the pores to remove the whiteheads. But lastly, drink plenty of water to get rid of the toxins. Once we identify how we get whiteheads, we can treat them properly. First, splash your face with warm water. Then, squeeze the cleanser (about a dime size) into your hands. Work into a rich lather, and then spread to the face. Extremely gently, using no intimidation at all, and only the tips of your fingers, rub it onto your skin for one minute. Then rinse the cleaner from your face and gently pat the skin dry with a clean towel. This method should be applied at least two times a day because whiteheads could be pretty persistent, and one needs to stay on top of it if one wants to get rid of them.

 

 

Barry Beannew

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