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Top 10 Home Remedies for Whiteheads

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Whiteheads are comedowns, which are essentially blocked pores. These pores are actually hair follicles that contain the sebaceous glands. Whiteheads occur when the hair follicles are blocked with sebum, produced by the sebaceous gland. Whiteheads remain white as the sebum does not get oxidized. In some cases, when oxidization does occur you get blackheads. Whiteheads manifest as white bumps on the skin.

Top 10 Home Remedies for Whiteheads

Like Acne and Blackheads, appearance of Whiteheads on skin is another common skin problem that can be healed by adopting some natural home remedies to remove Whiteheads before they give rise to Acne Vulgaris or Cystic Acne.

Whiteheads, also called Closed Comedones, are formed by the combination of dead skin cells and sebaceous matter that tends to clog skin pores and hair follicles. They remain under the skin.

Unlike Blackheads, Whiteheads are not exposed to air and do not get oxidized. Hence, they remain white or yellow-white in color instead of turning brown/black.

They commonly appear on nose, chin and above cheek bones. The problem is primarily caused by excessive secretion of sebum by the sebaceous glands. Listed below are some of the most effective natural home remedies to remove Whiteheads.

1. Cucumber:

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Cucumber is an excellent home remedy cure for whiteheads. It contains vitamin A, C and E and loads of potassium all which help the skin to get healed. You need to cut two fresh cucumbers into thin pieces and soak them in water.

Let it sit for a few minutes. Drink the water and you will see the impact. You may also use the water to wash your face. There is also an option of making a face mask for your face. Leave it for 15 minutes. Then wash your face with warm water.

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