You’ve probably been wondering how to get rid of blackheads since you were a teenager—and we can bet you’ve tried some popular yet questionable methods on your quest for smoother, clearer skin.
Before you go about trying to rid your skin of blackheads, it helps to first understand what they actually are.
Blackheads are just an oxidized mix of oil and dead skin cells that are sitting in pores. The exposure to air is what causes them to oxidize and turn black.
The technical name for a blackhead is an open comedone (and comedone is the scientific term for an acne lesion).
There are two different types of comedones: open (blackheads) and closed (whiteheads).
Acne-prone individuals are most susceptible to blackheads, but there is a genetic predisposition as well.
If you get blackheads you have plenty of methods to treat them.
In this video, we will explore the best ways to get rid of black heads at home.
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