How To Get Rid Of Whiteheads
How to get Rid of Whitehead blemishes: This video clip shows you how you can easily get rid of unsightly whiteheads. Whiteheads, as she explains, are formed by a clogged pore under the skin filled with pus and bacteria. The keys to combat whiteheads, as the Dr explains, are washing, exfoliating, and the use of alpha hydroxy acids. With this video lesson, you should be well on your way to clearer skin and no more whiteheads.
I am here today to talk to you about getting rid of whiteheads. Basically, they tend to be associated with oily skin, or acne prone skin, or combination skin. What they are, they are very similar to blackheads, but the difference is that instead of the pore being completely blocked by oil it is not completely blocked.
Instead, there is a little bit of bacteria within that pore causing small amounts of pus to form not enough to cause and infection and redness and inflammation i.e. a proper spot but enough to see a little bit of pus at the surface which is the white bit of the head if you like.
So the main thing is to reduce oil production and the blocked pores. You need to wash regularly. If you can use exfoliating wash everyday that is perfect.
I'd recommend something like an mandelic acid scrub wash or an aloe vera based scrub wash. They are very, very good. The aloe vera will also help reduce any inflammation in the skin.
Then use a toner which again has an anti-inflammatory effect. Then use a moisturizer which is not oily, because too much oil will clog the skin. You need to use something with salicylic acid or glycolic acid, which is a alpha hydroxy acid, a very gentle acid, or azelaic acid or mandelic.
All these gentle acids have the effect of taking away the dirt and dead skin cells over the top of the skin and will prevent the blockage of the pores. You should also use an oil control gel which helps reduce the amount of oils created. You do still need to moisturize though because conversely if you have dry skin your skin produces too much oil to compensate and that can lead to clogged pores and whiteheads.
I hope this has been helpful in telling you how to get rid of your whiteheads. If you must squeeze though, which I don't recommend because they should go by themselves, then please do it after a hot bath or shower and use clean hands and short fingernails and just do it very, very carefully but you might risk making the whiteheads worse. So I hope this has been useful and thank you very, very much for listening to me.