Your Cheat Sheet to Fighting Whiteheads
Notice a white round bump forming on your skin’s face? That’s no ordinary pimple breakout; that is a whitehead. This type of acne is covered with a thin layer of skin and occurs when a pore gets clogged with sebum, dead skin cells, and debris. This type of blemish can appear anywhere in the body, including the face, chest, and back. While they are definitely bothersome, whiteheads are an indicator that your body is trying to get rid of any bacteria or infection. So how do you fight them? Below, we listed down steps on how to remove whiteheads.
As basic as it sounds, properly cleansing the skin is really the start of any skin issue prevention. Sweating with makeup throughout the day means opening up your pores to more clogging and eventually, more whiteheads. Use a gentle cleanser in the morning, then double-cleanse with an oil-based makeup remover and a gel-based cleanser at night to ensure all of the gunk is removed before sleeping.
Popping is a no-no
Admit it, popping any type of blemish is a guilty pleasure. You just can’t stop even if you know that popping these pesky bumps risk spreading bacteria into the skin. It’s better to visit an aesthetician with proper training on how to remove whiteheads and has sanitary extraction tools.
Choose your makeup carefully
You go through extensive research before purchasing any skin care product. The same level of standard should be held when choosing your makeup. It’s best to avoid any makeup that contains comedogenic or pore clogging ingredients like dimethicone, mineral oil, talc, and fragrance.
Deep clean with chemical acids
Exfoliate dead skin cells and get rid of oils and debris in your pores with a chemical acid like beta hydroxy, more commonly known as BHA. Salicylic acid is also an ingredient that commonly pops up in acne skin care products. It also effectively unclogs pores and prevents lesions.
Treat it from within
If you’ve tried everything, read every article on how to remove whiteheads, try fighting it from within with Lactoferrin + d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate + Zinc (Lactezin)! Its formulation of 3 ingredients help treat different kinds of acne problems including whiteheads.
Lactoferrin + d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate + Zinc is the generic name of Lactezin. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
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