Whiteheads are small, firm bumps that are caused by your pores that are stuck with oil. They are closed and the oil is trapped beneath their skin, which keeps their appearances closed, unlike blackheads. Sometimes they can become red with irritation as well. Have you ever had a whitehead? If you have, you know what pain they can be. Sometimes they can even hurt. Unfortunately, the best cure for most whiteheads is time. You just have to let them heal, but you can do things to speed up the process.
The first step in avoiding or clearing pimples is to wash your face twice a day with a mild cleanser. Make sure it is free of oil. This will keep your pores clean and clear. Exfoliation is a great next step that helps get rid of whiteheads. You can use a regular exfoliating scrub once a week or make your own scrub with baking soda and water to create a paste. Be sure to gently rub your exfoliator on your face and never scrub, as this can irritate your skin and cause even more whiteheads.
Medication can help get rid of whiteheads. Look for medications containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.1 If you need an extra strength version, consult your dermatologist or doctor. Start with a low concentration or it can irritate your skin, especially if you have sensitive skin.
If you can not handle looking at your whiteheads more and want to remove them, you can use a comic stainless steel remover. Steam your face before removing them or take a hot shower to open the pores. Press gently with comedone remover to remove whitehead then use rubbing alcohol to remove pore bacteria to avoid infection.
Be sure to switch to oil-free products, including cleansers and other skin products, hair products and make-up. Oil clogs pores leading to whiteheads.
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1 – Healthline Facts