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 What Are Blackheads?

Blackheads, commonly known as “open” comedones, are a type of spot, which rise to the surface of the skin. Blackheads are often found on the face, neck and back. It is caused by a combination of oil and bacteria being trapped under the skin. When the spot under the skin breaks, it becomes exposed and then oxidises turning into dark or black colour. Those who suffer from oily skin, are more prone to suffering from blackheads.  

Can blackheads lead to acne?


Under certain circumstances, blackheads can be part of the early stages of acne. It is therefore important to have regular facials and extractions, as they will remove any congestion on the skin, before they develop into a more advanced form of acne.


What Causes Blackheads?


There are several reasons why blackheads appear on the skin. The following are justa few examples:

  • The body overproducing too much oil as the skin may be too dry

  • Make up

  • Changes in hormones

  • Stress

  • Poor diet

  • Smoking


What are the signs and symptoms of Blackheads?


If you have any of the following signs, you may suffer from blackheads

  • Enlarged pores

  • Individual or clusters of black bumps

  • Blackheads are slightly raised, yet they are not painful as they do not get inflamed like ordinary spots.

Why do Blackheads Smell?


The smell is caused by the oil produced on the skin.

Why do Blackheads return so fast?


The skin is constantly producing oil, especially on the face. This then leads to clogged pores resulting in blackheads.

What are the best treatments for Blackheads? 





LED Photo facial 

Glycolic Peels 

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