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Whiteheads and blackheads are actually the early stages of ACNE and may turn into full blown blemishes and even inflammatory cysts if not treated.
White heads and black heads are collectively known as comedones. Blackheads and white heads are both filled with sebum and dead skin cells, creating the ideal environment for bacteria to grow. The difference between blackheads and whiteheads is the oxidation of melanin (the pigment in skin) which mixes with the trapped sebum in the pores and turns black. If the pore is open and the melanin exposed the appearance at the surface of the skin is seen as “blackheads”. If the opening of the pore is closed melanin is not oxidized and the filled pore appears on the surface of the skin as a “white head”.
Acne Vulgaris (Closed Comedo) aka“whiteheads”
Acne Vulgaris (Open Comedo) aka“Blackhead”
Normal and healthy Skin
Mix all ingredients in a blender on a low speed until creamy. Massage on a clean face with your fingers in circular motion with moderate (not high) pressure for about 30 seconds. Leave on for twenty minutes, and then rinse with lukewarm water.
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