I’m not talking about those little heads you get on inflamed pimples, I’m talking about comedonal acne – whiteheads.
Like blackheads, whiteheads are also clogged pores. They’re tiny, flesh colored, and often quite hard. There’s no redness or irritation around a whitehead so usually the only person that notices them is you.
Left alone, 9 out of 10 whiteheads will just go away by themselves. There are however a few ways of gently helping whiteheads to move along, and more importantly – simple ways to prevent any new whiteheads from forming.
These are the steps to follow if you missed them in the video.
To prevent whiteheads from forming:
- Do not use any oily skin care products on your face. Also check the product you’re using is non-comedogenic.
- Use a gentle surface exfoliant, like baking-soda mixed into your cleanser.
To get rid of whiteheads:
- Use a deep pore exfoliant, such as a product containing salicylic acid, BHA or AHA.