Collection: White Heads

Dr Rashel White Head Solution:

  1. Excess Sebum Production: Sebum is an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands that helps lubricate the skin. When there is an overproduction of sebum, it can mix with dead skin cells and block the hair follicles, leading to whiteheads.

  2. Dead Skin Cell Buildup: As skin cells shed naturally, they can sometimes accumulate and mix with sebum, contributing to clogged pores.

  3. Bacterial Infection: The trapped oil and dead skin cells create an ideal environment for bacteria to thrive, leading to inflammation and the development of whiteheads.

  4. Hormonal Changes: Hormonal fluctuations, especially during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, or certain medical conditions, can increase sebum production and make individuals more prone to whiteheads.

Treatment and Prevention:

  1. Cleansing: Regularly washing your face with a gentle cleanser can help remove excess oil, dirt, and dead skin cells that may contribute to whiteheads.

  2. Exfoliation: Using mild exfoliants can help remove dead skin cells and prevent pore blockages. However, avoid aggressive scrubbing, as it can irritate the skin and worsen the condition.

  3. Topical Treatments: Over-the-counter creams or gels containing ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or retinoids can help unclog pores and reduce inflammation.

  4. Hands-off Approach: Avoid squeezing or picking at whiteheads, as it can lead to scarring and further infection.

  5. Moisturize: Even if you have oily skin, moisturizing is essential to maintain skin health. Opt for non-comedogenic products that won't clog pores.

  6. Diet: A balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains may help support healthy skin.

  7. Avoiding Triggers: If you notice certain products or habits exacerbate whiteheads, try to avoid them.