‘Whitehead’s and the frustration they bring’…it’s a story common among people with acne problems. Styleablaze probes into the matter of how whiteheads appear and how to get rid of them
Whitehead’s or zits are a common type of acne that can appear in both teenagers and adults. Being the greatest threat to your beauty, whiteheads are tiny, translucent, raised spots which infact are a build-up of oils, serum and dead skin.
So, why do these white heads appear? There is no precise reason as to why they break out; however, the dermatologists suggest that the whiteheads are caused by the accumulation of hardened sebum (oil) in the pores of the skin. When the skin pore seals out, the bacteria within the skin will begin to grow and as a result, a whitehead is form after a few days.
The target spots for these beauty-killers to appear include different parts of the face, mostly around the eyes and the cheeks. However, many people also complain of getting whiteheads on the chest, neck and forehead.
Warning: DO NOT EVEN ATTEMPT TO REMOVE WHITEHEADS BY YOURSELF…EVER! I can understand the feeling of wanting to get rid of them right away, but If you try to squeeze them out, it will damage your skin and as a result, you will be left with a permanent, reddish scar.
Styleablaze will guide you through getting rid of this agitation. Simply, follow the bullets below in order to prevent the formation of whiteheads:
Make sure that you keep your face clean by washing it with an excellent facial cleanser (particularly one which contains salicylic acid or alpha hydroxyl acids) atleast twice a day.
When buying skincare products, always see that the product you are buying matches your skin type.
Repeat after me – Exfoliation helps skin stay clean and glowing. Make it a habit of exfoliating your skin twice or three times a week. Apply an exfoliating scrub over your face in gentle circular movements, pertaining slight pressure around your forehead, nose and cheeks (the whiteheads target zones).
Use gentle exfoliating scrub which contains fine granules, which gives the skin smoother and healthier and unclogs the pores, without damaging the skin, which otherwise is the case in scrubs with bigger granules.
Regardless of what your skin type is, always remember to apply a moisturizer or a hydrating cream.
Steaming is an excellent method for cleansing your skin. So, don’t forget to steam once a week for a few minutes. Steaming helps in cleaning your skin from deeply embedded debris (dust, sebaceous secretions, dead skin cells and traces of makeup), while opens clogged pores and softens the skin –
steaming is an absolute rejuvenation effect.
Get yourself a ‘comedone remover’ (a comedone extractor) tool. This helpful device keeps your skin pores free of blackheads and blemishes. It extracts all clogged pores trapped with sebum, bacteria and excess oils, leaving the skin clean, smooth, and clear and. Use it immediately after steaming the face.
Well, there you have them – simple, easy and all you need to get a beautiful skin, all glowing and gleaming. But, remember the lesson Styleablaze has for you: Don’t squeeze ‘em, clean ‘em!