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Here you will learn how to get rid of whiteheads and ways of removing whiteheads.

What are whiteheads?

A whitehead is a collection of sebum and keratin that plugs the opening of the pilosebaceous unit (skin pore) and imbeds itself in the follicular canal under the skin so that it looks like a raised, white bump. It is also often called as a closed comedone.

What's the cause of whiteheads? Understanding the difference between blackheads and whiteheads

Like blackheads, these are caused by accumulation of hardened sebum or oils, in the pores of the skin. The difference is that in areas where the skin is fine and delicate, the clogged grease is not exposed to air. Oxidization does not take place and does not darken the tips as on case of blackheads. The whiteheads appear in the form of tiny, pearly, white raised spots. They are common on the area just above the cheekbone, nose, or where the skin is fine.

Removing Whiteheads

1. Exfoliate the whitehead prone area 3-4 times a week using facial exfoliators and scrubs. Here is a good SCRUB for you to help you to get rid of whiteheads

2. Use creams containing AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Fruit acids) like glyco-creams that will clear away any dead skin cells, and helps in unclogging the pores to remove whiteheads.

Dealing with Whiteheads - A word of caution

Never remove a whitehead forcibly; because in case of whiteheads the pore is not open. Forcibly removing a whitehead can damage the skin tissue and spread infection.

More tips on whiteheads

1. Drink lots of water and fresh juices.

2. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables.

3. First thing in the morning - Have a glass of warm water with the juice of lemon. It helps in detoxifying the body.

If you are looking for the information on blackheads, see this: Getting rid of Blackheads ; or on acne: Acne Cure

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