A whitehead is called a “closed come done”. It is basically a blackhead that has not “matured” into a blackhead yet, as the pore remains closed. Because the pore is closed to air, it does not discolor like the blackhead does. It just looks like congestion and bumps under the skin. This is also called “maturation arrest” acne. The pore will eventually open up and “mature” and a good vitamin a formulation can speed that process along.
You can get rid of whiteheads by using the right products for it along with some lifestyle changes. You will definitely need an acne specialist to coach you in how to use the products correctly. It is vitally important to follow instructions closely and consistently, as this type of acne is the toughest to get under control.
Getting rid of whiteheads can be very frustrating and challenging. To get this type of acne under control, it takes a very thorough and aggressive treatment program utilizing strong ingredients like mandelic acid, glycolic acid, vitamin A and the correct use of benzoyl peroxide. It is most important to use these products in the right way; and to use the strongest products that your skin can tolerate.
Have you ever started with some acne products and they worked for about three weeks and then you started breaking out with whiteheads again? This is because your skin actually got used to the products. If you allow your skin to get too used to products, you will never get rid of whiteheads. Noninflamed acneic skin is notorious for becoming acclimated to an acne routine. It takes true commitment, patience and complete adherence to your Acne Specilaist’s guidance to get this under control. We take all of this into account when we are guiding you through your process of getting clear.
However, having an aggressive home care and treatment regimen does not mean the skin should be highly irritated. That’s why it is important to allow an Acne Specialist to coach you in exactly how to use the acne products. They are trained to know just how much to push the skin to keep getting clear; and how to pull back when it’s too much for your skin. It takes time to get rid of whiteheads – it can be the toughest kind of acne to get clear! Let us guide you in the best way to get clear skin.
Content provided courtesy of Face Reality Acne Clinic. Wendy Christman is a Face Reality Acne Specialist.