Check out home remedies for whiteheads and know how to remove and prevent whiteheads.

How To Get Rid Of Whiteheads

You are fed up of the whiteheads on your face. You looked so pretty but these whiteheads ruined your face. Go through these suggestions and know how to get rid of whiteheads.
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Cause of Whiteheads
  • Unusual exfoliation of skin cells contributes to the growth of pimples. The dead skin cells clog up the pimples.
  • Some individuals produce sebum which is drier than normal. This creates a skin environment conducive to the growth of whiteheads.
  • Sebaceous glands in some people produce oleic acid which irritates the skin and promotes the formation of plugs. The plugs result in whiteheads later.
Cure of Whiteheads
Here are some remedies regarding how to prevent whiteheads.
Use Natural Products
Natural products are best for removing whiteheads. Oatmeal and yogurt prove useful when you try to get rid of whiteheads.
Wash your Face
Wash your face thoroughly at least two times a day. Try putting baby powder on your skin. The baby powder dries whatever is on your skin. Steam your face over hot water to open the clogged pores every three days.
Use Oil Free Products
Use oil-free products to wash your skin. Smooth out the skin daily with a facial scrub suitable for your skin tone two to three times a week.
Use Oil-free Moisturizers
Don’t hesitate to use oil-free moisturizers on the skin. If the skin gets too dry, it will only increase the oil production and result in more breakouts.
Do not Pop Pimples
Popping pimples would increase the problem. It would cause scarring. Oil would spread to other areas causing more whiteheads.
Applying a Compressor
Use a hot, wet compressor on an existing whitehead to open the clogged pore.
Using Lotion or Creams
Apply topical lotion or cream having retinoid (derived from vitamin A) over the pimples. It would be helpful in opening the clogged pores. Any acne lotion having salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide would also be helpful.
See a Dermatologist

Seek help from a dermatologist if home treatments fail to deliver. Using a sterile pen-like instrument the medical professional would open the pores and take out the plugged skin cells.

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