Whiteheads are a common acne problem that both young and old deal with. They are the result of built-up sebum (oil) produced by the skin. Once a pore becomes clogged, the sebum turns hard and a tiny, white speck can be seen if you look closely. The area around whiteheads is not red or inflamed, which means they are not especially obvious to anyone aside from the owner. Still, whiteheads can cause discomfort and can make you feel self-conscious.
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Boil 2 cups of water and pour it into a bowl. Wait several minutes for the water to cool down, then put your face over the bowl.
Put a towel over your head and around the bowl. Wait for 10 to 15 minutes. The hot steam will open your clogged pores.
Remove the towel and wash your face with an exfoliating face wash. Massage the exfoliant onto your face gently. To make your own exfoliating wash, add sugar to your current face wash.
Rinse your face with cold water.
Apply a hydrating cream to your face. Use a cream that is oil free to prevent future whiteheads.
Repeat this process once every other week. On off days, wash and moisturise your face at least two times per day (once in the morning, once at night).
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