Whiteheads, Blackheads And Pimples, Are They The Same? Read This To Find Out More!

We got a couple of people asking us if blackheads and pimples were the same and that has inspired this article.

First of all, there are various forms of acne and that’s where we see blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples. They are all as a result of clogged pores.


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These are usually inflamed and sometimes hurt. Some stay small but others grow bigger. They are usually confused as another name for acne but it isn’t the case. It is just another manifestation of acne.


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They are clogged with an oily substance called sebum and have a white appearance. They usually evolve into pimples.


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They are non-inflamed blemishes. They do not become big, they don’t hurt and you might not even notice that they are there unless you really inspect your skin in the mirror. Blackheads form when a pore is only partially clogged allowing some of the trapped sebum to slowly drain to the surface. Oh, and the black colour you see is caused by the oxygen in the air as it reacts to the exposed pore.

See Also: Here Are 5 Totally Natural Ways To Clear Those Blackheads From Your Face!

Remember not to squeeze your pimples or blackheads so you don’t get scars. Everyone gets occasional pimples and blackheads. They generally heal quickly and aren’t a big concern but if you are struggling with constant pimples and blackheads, you need to give your doctor a call.

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