Do you struggle with whiteheads, those little black dots on your face? Here’s how to get rid of them and make sure they don’t come back.
How Do Whiteheads Develop?
If there is excessive sebum production in the pores, the sebum can only be excreted with difficulty through the skin’s surface: the pores become clogged. The excess sebum mixes with dead skin cells, which means that the outlet of the pores becomes even smaller and the sebum can be separated even more poorly. When the pore is still open, the mixture of sebum and dead skin cells comes into touch with oxygen, causing it to turn like a spot: a whitehead is formed.
What To Do With Whiteheads At Home?
When it comes to care routine at home, prevention is the perfect antidote. With an easy care routine consisting of 3 steps you can keep your skin healthy and prevent whiteheads.
Cleanse: Use a mild, water-soluble cleanser to remove dirt, makeup, and excess sebum from the skin’s surface.
Exfoliate: Use a well prepared exfoliant. A salicylic acid exfoliates to remove dead skin cells even from inside your pores, preventing them from clogging.
Moisturize: Use a well day cream and night cream that suits your skin every day. When your skin is in balance, it prevents excess sebum.
Extra Tips To Avoid Whiteheads
Use liquid-textured or gel-based skin care whenever possible. Rich lotions and creams often contain ingredients that can clog pores.
Avoid irritating ingredients. Many skin care items can increase sebum and make the problem worse. Such skin-irritating ingredients include peppermint, menthol and eucalyptus. You should also avoid bar soap: the ingredients that give the soap its solid way can clog pores, irritate the skin and dry it out.
Remove excess sebum: Use a clay mask regularly to absorb and remove excess sebum.
Visit a beautician. It can safely and hygienically remove your whiteheads, and then your home care can help minimize the form of new ones.
Things To Avoid At Home
Remove pimples and whiteheads with a needle: Many websites recommend using a needle for pimples. But even that can cause serious and permanent damage to your skin. Also, a needle can cause additional problems if it is not sterile. So it is always better to go to the beautician or do it safely at home.
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