Blackheads and Whiteheads, what’s the difference
If you noticed that your pores seemed to be clogged with some gunk and they looked like tiny heads popping out of the surface, those ‘heads’, ladies and gentlemen, are called the whiteheads or the blackheads.
There is nothing to be alarmed about though. The appearance of whiteheads and blackheads on your face happens to everyone, both male and female.
Both blackheads and whiteheads are caused by pores clogged with dead skin cells and excessive sebum. The whiteheads, like its namesake, has an appearance of a white top because the clogged pores remained close; whereas the blackheads are clogged pores that are stretched wide open. Since the gunk’s surface are exposed to the air, it oxidises giving the appearance of a black or greyish top.
Some people may be more prone to whiteheads than blackheads, or vice versa. Regardless of what heads you have, you will have to maintain your daily face cleansing routine to minimise the occurrence of both the whiteheads and blackheads.
Wash your face everyday with the right products. Facial cleansers, especially those that controls excessive sebum, are suitable to reduce the formation of excessive oils on the face. Try using Living and Pace’s The Forest Papain Enzyme Cleanser to clarify your skin with its special formula designed on eliminating bacteria.
Moisturise your face with the right moisturiser for your skin after cleansing. We recommend you to use Living and Pace’s The Forest Aesculus Gel as it can instantly hydrates your skin while aiding the skin’s natural healing process.
Deep Clean with Face Mask at least once a week to further penetrate into the skin to eliminate bacteria. Try Living and Pace’s The Forest Yeast Mask in your weekly routine as it contains Vitamin B Complex that also helps to reduce excess sebun secretion, inhibits ensymes that causes oil glands to enlarge and reduces inflammation.
Keep up with the daily and weekly facial cleansing routine and you might just see a reduction in both the whiteheads and blackheads.
Now if they stubbornly refuse to let go off the pores, it is highly recommended to seek a professional’s help, either an aesthetician or a dermatologist, to extract those stubborn heads for you. Refrain from doing your extraction because it may cause more harm than good!