How to Prevent and Remove Blackheads, Whiteheads, Pimples and Zits

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All you ever need to know about acne, blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and zits is in this post.

 

WHAT IS ACNE AND WHAT CAUSES IT?

The most basic cause of acne is the overproduction of sebum, which is a waxy substance that is responsible for lubricating the skin. When too much sebum is produced, hair follicles become blocked as it mixes with dead skin cells, forming a sort of plug. Blocked follicles have no way of releasing bacteria, which will grow inside them and cause blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, or even cysts.

In essence, acne is little more than clogged pores. While this sounds simple to treat, however, there is much that should be done. First, you will need to take a look at your diet and skin care habits. If you have severe acne that causes scarring or pain, you should also take the time to speak with a dermatologist.

This video explains the causes of acne in more detail.

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BLACKHEADS AND WHITEHEADS?

As indicated earlier, our skin cells contain an oily substance called sebum which lubricates the cells and hair follicles. Usually, sebum drains to the surface of the skin.

When sebum becomes blocked by a plug of oil and dead skin cells, trapped bacteria begins growing underneath. The result is a whitehead.

Blackheads occur when an opening in the skin's pores develops, exposing the melanin in sebum to air and causing it to turn dark.

Watch this video to find out more of the differences between blackheads and whiteheads!

 

HOW CAN YOU PREVENT AND REDUCE PIMPLES?

This video pretty much says it all.

 

So the keys to preventing pimples from spoiling your life are:

  • Clean your skin thoroughly and regularly to keep your skin pores from getting clogged
  • Keep your skin moisturized with simple products that don’t contain perfumes etc
  • Be hygienic when you use makeup tools – keep them clean all the time
  • Be careful with hair products that rub against your skin
  • Watch the effects of the sun on your skin
  • Drink lots and lots of water to allow your body to remove toxins in ways other than through your skin
  • Relax and de-stress

 

If you want more ideas on how to prevent blackheads and whiteheads, check out this second video.

 

HOW TO GET RID OF BLACKHEADS AND PIMPLES

The top 5 tips for getting rid of acne scars and pimples detailed in this video include:

  1. Soak your blemishes with a warm towel before going to bed and apply an acne cream
  2. Try some over the counter natural products
  3. See a dermatologist if the acne persists or start to scar
  4. Always wear sunscreen
  5. Eat acne fighting foods – lots of good examples are given in the video

 

HOME REMEDIES FOR ACNE

This video is a little long at 8.30 minutes but it demonstrates an interesting home remedy that seems to work overnight.

Check out the ingredients this girl uses in the post below.

 

Here is a list of the ingredients + the measurements she used for the video:

1.) Honey- 2 teaspoons
2.) .25 of a tomato (warm in the microwave for about 10 seconds)
3.) 1 teaspoon of garlic
4.) 1 teaspoon or a couple of drops of lemon

After the mask you can wash it off with cold water and ice your face with 1 cube and after that continuously apply toothpaste to your pimples until the pimples completely go way.

 

HOW CAN YOU TREAT CYSTIC ACNE?

Finally, let’s hear from a qualified dermatologist on what you can do if you have the more serious form of acne – cystic acne.

 

Looking for more detailed information on dealing with your acne problems? Check this out.

 

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