Whiteheads can be quite bothersome. These white bumps occur when skin’s pores get clogged with sebum (oil) and dead skin cell. They pop up at inopportune moments and can appear on the face, neck, and chest. To treat these white bumps, we have charted the best skincare tips to keep in mind…
If you notice these whiteheads as a regular thing, then make sure you use an appropriate cleanser and wash your face twice in a day. Go for a gentle cleanser in the morning and a gel-based cleanser at night to keep all the dirt away. Also, sweating can results in these zits too and that’s why it’s highly recommended to wash your face post workout.
If you skip this step, then you’re only triggering the zits to pop out. Make sure you wash off your make-up once you’re home. If you don’t have a cleanser at home, you can use a face cream or petroleum jelly to wash off the make-up.
When it comes to scrubbing, it is one of the best ways to get rid of all dead skin cells, clogged pores, etc. Depending on your skin type, you can use gently exfoliate 1-3 times a week. Just make sure you don’t overdo it—as it can damage your skin.
For such zits, don’t randomly apply skincare products. Pick beauty potions that include antibacterial ingredients like ‘benzoyl peroxide’ and ‘salicylic acid’. Benzoyl peroxide helps to reduce the bacteria while salicylic acid can shrink the zits. Make sure you use acne treatments only on the affected spots and not overall.
If you have a habit of touching your face again and again, then you’re only transferring oil and bacteria to your face. Also, popping the pimple on your own can spread the bacteria and cause more acne.
Another source of bacteria can be your pillowcase and one of the reasons behind your acne. To avoid them, change your pillow cases more often. Maintaining hygiene with the things that are in contact with your skin will only prevent zits.