Blackheads and whiteheads are common skin complaints among many teenagers and young adults. Some adults are plagued with these conditions all their lives. These can impact any skin type, although oily skin that is prone to blockage is more likely to have an acne outbreak. There is a combination of reasons for these conditions, with heredity and hygiene definitely playing critical roles.
How To Remove Blackheads and Whiteheads?
There are definite and concise steps an individual can take to improve the appearance of their skin. Washing the face and body with the proper cleansing items can make a difference. After washing, utilising the right moisturisers and acne lotions will help. Since problems such as these normally start deep down in the skin tissue, staying on top of keeping the skin healthy and clean is always very important to avoid outbreaks.
However, some people are particularly unlucky and suffer from outbreaks in spite of doing all the right things. In these cases, there is a deeper underlying cycle that needs to be broken and a more modern approach is called for.
Difference Between Blackheads and Whiteheads
Both blackheads and whiteheads are clogged pores containing dead skin cells and natural oils called sebum that need to come out of the skin. The difference is that the blackhead is in an open pore and the whitehead is in a closed pore. Because the blackhead is in an open pore, melanin is oxidised, thus turning the clogged pores a black colour.
Professional Skin Treatments for Blackheads and Whiteheads
The professional skin care clinicians at Victorian Cosmetic Dermal Clinics will advise you to take steps to improve your skin health immediately. Taking the right steps can prevent further blackhead and whitehead outbreaks. In conjunction with this regular maintenance, there are numerous treatment options available, but the two most popular are microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
Microdermabrasion reaches deep down into the subcutaneous layer of the skin where skin cells regenerate. This encourages softer skin that glows with inner health. It is ideal for cleaning the coatings away from blackheads and whiteheads and just generally smoothing the texture of the skin. Microdermabrasion also eradicates dead skin cells in just one treatment. If you have a severe case of acne outbreaks, then you may require two to three treatment sessions for the best results.
If you are more interested in chemical peels then you will be glad to learn that these do not include harsh ingredients that overly dry out the facial skin. In fact, they are gentle and cleansing, reaching to a medium depth into the skin to help exfoliate and purify. The glycolic acid helps to dry out acne outbreaks without creating any redness on the skin’s surface. The disinfectant in our chemical peels is also excellent for removing excess bacteria from the skin. The cycle of inflammation is broken and the risk of another outbreak is minimised with this safe and effective treatment.
Best Skincare Products For Blackheads and Whiteheads
Because blackheads and whiteheads are the result of pores clogged with sebum, dirt and grime, a good exfoliating cleanser is a must have in your skin care regimen. Experience renewed skin with Lira Clinical’s specially formulated pearlescent anti-aging cleanser. Exfoliating Cleanser stimulates and tones skin while removing impurities and naturally brightening tone. Key ingredients include Lactic and Salicylic Acid, Cinnamon, Bearberry, Orange Extract and Lemon Extract.
If you would like to find out more about the options available to you for the treatment of blackheads and whiteheads, simply contact us today. One of our professionals will be glad to advise you and set up your initial consultation.