Did you know there are actually lots of different types of pimples. Yep.
Blackhead, whiteheads, pimples, blind pimples… they’re all normal, as well as varying degrees of annoying.
A common question around pimples is the whole whitehead vs blackhead thing.
Aside from the obvious colour difference, what makes a blackhead black and a whitehead white? Are blackheads and whiteheads on face all a part of the same blemish family, or are they totally unrelated? So many questions.
From why whiteheads on nose happen to the best blackheads whiteheads removal tricks, we’ve done some research and found the products to help you tackle your pimples.
What Are Whiteheads?
How do you get whiteheads? and What causes whiteheads on face?
To get a bit scientific on you, whiteheads can also be referred to as ‘closed comedones’. A type of acne that forms when too much sebum, or oil, is present in your pores, whiteheads can crop up for a number of reasons.
If you’re someone who has hormones (that’s all of us, then), you’ve probably experienced a whitehead at one point or another. Puberty, menstrual cycles, pregnancy, menopause—hormones can wreak havoc on the skin. From more oil production to general skin changes that are hard to track, clear skin can quickly become acne prone skin in a new stage of life.
How to Stop Whiteheads from Forming?
It can be hard to stop a whitehead from forming, because it’s not always obvious why it’s popped up. Often arising just before you get your period (pass the chocolate, please), whiteheads on nose and chin and forehead and back and arms (we could go on—these things can pop up everywhere) can make your time of the month even more frustrating.
If you’re looking for a tried-and-tested tip on how to get whiteheads away from your skin, it all comes down to the ingredients in the products you use. Salicylic Acid is an astringent that helps soak up any excess oil on the skin. This BHA also helps decrease dead skin cells on the surface of your complexion—cells that can seep into your pores, causing whiteheads.