Blackheads are a type of acne vulgaris and are also known as open comedones. They are tiny, dark bumps on the skin caused due to blockage of pores caused by excess sebum, dead skin cells. The appearance of black colour in blackheads is due to exposure of sebum to the air and is not dirt.
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Oily or combination skin: These types of skin are prone to pores getting clogged with sebum and blackheads take place.
Blockage of pores: Due to faulty skin care or improper cleansing, oil can build up on the skin resulting in blockage of pores.
Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes can make sebaceous glands produce more sebum resulting in pores getting blocked. Stress can also cause excess oil production.
Improper skin care: Use of oily creams or products in oily skin can lead to excess oil and pores can get blocked resulting in blackheads.
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A good skin care regimen should be followed. Right skin products for a particular skin type should be used. Exfoliation and scrubbing gels can be used and are quite effective in removing and preventing blackheads.
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