Are you fed up of the whiteheads and blackheads appearing all over your face, especially on the more highlighted areas, like nose, forehead, and chin? Well, it is a very common skin problem that most of the people suffer from, regardless of their gender and age. So, do you know what are they? Are they different or almost similar? Here goes the answer -According to expert dermatologists, both blackheads as well as whiteheads are comedowns. The latter are considerably mild blemished that crop up inside the clogged hair follicles. Although both are same, the major difference between them is their colour.
Blackheads and whiteheads are known as open and closed comedones, respectively. The former are blackheads because they develop when your pores get loaded with dead skin cells and oil, but the terminal (top) of the pores remains open. Exposure to air leads to the darkening of these blemishes. Whereas the latter are whiteheads because they occur when your pores get completely clogged with no room for air. These comedones, if ignored for long can get infected by Propionibacterium acnes. It can aggravate simple blemishes to severe skin conditions like nodule status and cyst. Here are some effective home remedies to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads. Let’s check them out: