Why do I get white heads, what are they, and, will organic skin peels help my skin? Red Lotus in Portland, Oregon talks about acne.
Acne is a very common skin condition particularly affecting teens and young adults, causing different bumps to appear on the skin but especially on the face, neck, chest or back. Whiteheads are just one of the different bumps that occur. What Are Whiteheads? Like most acne, whiteheads are formed when excess oil from the sebaceous glands clogs up the pores or hair follicles on the skin. This sebum gets trapped along with other debris and some bacteria which can be airborne or from the skin's surface so that when the trapped sebum and bacteria stay below the skin's surface, a whitehead is formed. Whiteheads may show up as tiny white spots, or they may be so small that they are invisible to the naked eye. As whiteheads are closed off from the outside air, they remain white. Whiteheads are often found hidden away such as on the forehead under long bangs. If such whiteheads were to open sufficiently to allow the outside air in, they would turn into blackheads.How Can You Prevent Whiteheads?
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