Those of us that have oily skin or are acne prone may be quick to assume that every small dark dot in the pores of our face is a blackhead that needs to be removed. While our pores can be filled with sebum plugs or blackheads, they can also contain sebaceous filaments. Although sebaceous filaments may look similar to blackheads, they are a normal part of our skin and have their own job to help it function.
Struggling with persistent pimples that seem to defy acne logic? If you’ve ever experienced small itchy red spots on your skin that didn’t improve with normal acne treatment, you may already be familiar with fungal acne.
When you have acne-prone skin it can feel like you are constantly discovering different types of bumps on your face. From closed comedones to papules to cysts, there are many ways that our skin demonstrates its displeasure at clogged pores. If you’ve ever felt small, gritty, non-inflamed bumps on your skin that might poke through with the appearance of a grain of sand, chances are you’ve encountered sebum plugs.
Closed comedones are pimples in their earliest stage, small skin colored or white bumps on the skin’s surface that mostly refuse to be popped. Are closed comedones getting under your skin? Keep reading to learn more about these small bumps and how to treat them.
Proper skin care is essential to protect our skin, but some skin care ingredients can clog pores, leading to the development of acne, blackheads, and other skin issues.
People have been using a form of salicylic acid since ancient civilizations used willow tree bark to soothe various ailments from fevers to aches. When eaten, the compound salicin found in willow tree bark is converted to salicylic acid.
Unlock the mysteries of open comedones and arm yourself with knowledge and treatments to combat those pesky blackheads.
If you’ve started using a topical retinoid such as tretinoin or adapalene to help clear your acne, you may be in for a rude shock if, instead of showing improvement, your skin takes a turn for the worse during the first few weeks.