These are tiny clogged areas on skin which form sebum in a hair follicles. Technically, debris and oil in the skin form partial blockage in sebaceous glands due to hormonal fluctuation, they remain open on the skin’s surface resulting in blackheads irrespective of acne as a precursor. Contrary to their name, blackheads may appear yellowish in colour, however, they may turn black due to oxidation.
Whiteheads are closed pustules on the skin. Unlike blackheads, they remain white as oxidation does not occur. Infection on effected causes inflammation and the growth of pus.
The combine term for both blackhead and whitehead is called comedo (plural comedones).
Causes Of Comedones
Typically Effected Body Areas
Comedones may occur at:
Despite various DYI solutions or home remedies being available, the problem may still persist. Here are few cosmetic whiteheads and blackhead treatment options which can help treating blackheads and whiteheads along with acne symptoms for long-term: