Blackheads can be defined as non-inflamed acne lesion that features quite definite dark brown to black plug. This plug occurs at the surface of the pore; however, this dark coloring is not dirt, but it is a mixture of oils and dead skin cells those have oxidized (turned dark) while being exposed to the air. An open comedo got a wide orifice onto the skin and is crested with skin debris’ blackened mass.

As a counterpoint, a closed comedo has an obstruction in the opening to the skin and might burst to cause a low-degree skin inflammatory reaction at that site. The common name given to a closed comedo is a whitehead. Acne will occur when sebaceous gland of the skin begins to secrete oils during puberties. Such gland is million in number and is get stimulated by male hormones those are released in the adrenal glands of both; boys and girls. This oil works as lubricant and protects the skin.

Under certain considerations, cell those are close to the openings of the sebaceous gland blocks the opening. This will cause a buildup of oil beneath the skin. Bacteria, which live in everybody’s skin but usually never poke their nose into other’s business, feed on these oils, multiply, and make the surrounding tissues to turn inflamed. If this inflammation is quite near to the skin surface, a pustule is occur; if it is deeper, a papule (acne); deeper still and it turns to be painful cyst. If the oils break though to the skin surface, this will result in whitehead. If the oils become oxidized (a reaction involving oxygen in the air) they change from white to black, and then the occurrence is a blackhead. This is how the different kinds of comedones develop.

Treating blackhead is quite possible. One can use Neem capsules internally and can also go for some natural products such as St. Botanica Day Cream and St. Botanica Night Cream. Many health care providers suggest using natural mask such as St. Botanica Facial Mask that help controlling the oil production and also helps overcoming such problems.


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