Secrets On How To Remove Whiteheads Safely.
If you are someone who struggles with acne, then you may be wondering how to remove whiteheads from your skin. Luckily, there are some easy routines and procedures you can try.
First, it may help to understand a little bit about the science of acne. Your skin is made of millions and billions of skin cells which periodically die and then regrow. If dead skin cells are not sloughed off or are trapped by excess oil then they clog the skin’s pores and create tiny spots of inflammation, or what we would call pimples. Doctors refer to pimples as comedones, and there are two main kinds. Open comedones, better known as blackheads, are places where dead skin cells and excess oil have gathered on the surface of the skin. They oxidize when exposed to the air, and turn black, hence the term blackheads. Whiteheads are similar, but they remain below the surface of the skin and do not oxidize or turn black. While you may see whiteheads as the mortal enemy if you have a lot of them, all you need is a little knowledge about how to remove whiteheads.
There are some things that you can do to prevent whiteheads and some things you can do to remove them when they pop up despite your best efforts at prevention.
In terms of how to avoid whiteheads in the first place, good nutrition and a good skin care routine will help a lot. You should be eating generally healthy, unprocessed food such as plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Also, drinking water or herbal tea is key to flushing toxins out before they can linger and become trapped in the form of whiteheads. A good skin care routine will involve regular cleansing, using a gentle toner, and using a light moisturizer that does not clog your pores. Once or twice a week you may also want to use a gentle scrub or exfoliator. This does not need to be harsh product and you can simply rub it in with your fingertips.
In terms of how to remove whiteheads when they do pop up, a comedone extractor may help you a lot. Recall that comedone is simply the scientific word for pimple; this is basically a pimple remover. It is very simple to learn how to remove whiteheads using a comedone extractor. All you need to do is place one of the metal loops on top of the blemish and then apply gentle downward pressure. The contents of the whitehead should release with gentle pressure. The best tip on how to remove whiteheads with a comedone extractor is to treat your face with steam first so that your pores are enlarged and softened.