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How to stop whiteheads?

How to stop whiteheads?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, or you have scarring or lesions on your trunk now, get with your personal physician who can add something to your topical Rx. Ignore everything you read on the internet about acne. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Whiteheads (Definition)

Whiteheads are mildly reddened, raised skin ...Read more


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Am I too old to get whiteheads?

Am I too old to get whiteheads?

Whiteheads: Anyone can get whiteheads at any age. Adults often get them from oils in cosmetics. Sun damage also triggers whiteheads in later years. ...Read more

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How do I remove small whiteheads on my skin?

How do I remove small whiteheads on my skin?

Clean and Buff: Clean: start with conservative measures for whiteheads and oily skin. A cleaning routine is necessary. Consider soaps with dead sea salts which provide a drying effect. Benzoyl peroxide is the main stay for topical therapy for acne. It can be purchased over the counter. Keep your hands off your face. Buff: microdermabrasion along with exfoliants. If these measures fail, physician review. ...Read more

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What are some good ways to clear up whiteheads?

What are some good ways to clear up whiteheads?

Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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Sisters are always going on about whiteheads. What are they?

Sisters are always going on about whiteheads. What are they?

Closed comedones: White heads are known medically as closed comedones. They are blocked follicles that are plugged with keratin and sebum. They appear white because the keratin that plugged them has not been oxidized... After this occurs, they become blackheads, or open comedones. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for clearing your face of whiteheads?

Are there any home remedies for clearing your face of whiteheads?

Benzol peroxides: There are multiple benzoyl peroxide washes and topicals that are over the counter that should help. If that is not successful you may need a topical retinoid from your dermatologist. Don't wait too long for help as acne scars the face. ...Read more

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What are some home methods of clearing whiteheads besides masques?

What are some home methods of clearing whiteheads besides masques?

Here's some : White heads, or closed comedones, are hair follicles filled with keratin and sebum from oil glands in your skin. You can try an otc benzoyl peroxide wash, or get a prescription for retim-a or differin (adapalene) to help. ...Read more

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People are always going on about whiteheads. What are they caused by?

Blocked follicles: Whiteheads, or closed comedones, are due to hair follicles that are plugged by a combination of keratin (skin flakes) and sebum (skin oil). ...Read more