Blackheads & Whiteheads(Comedones)

The Problem:

  • Blackheads are yellowish or blackish bumps or plugs on the skin. They are a type of acne vulgaris.
  • Contrary to the common belief that they are caused by poor hygiene practices, blackheads form because of excess oil accumulations in the sebaceous gland ducts. The substance found in these bumps mostly consists of keratin and modified sebum (an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands), which darkens as it oxidizes.
  • Blackheads
    • Clogged hair follicles, where blackheads often occur, reflect light irregularly to produce a blackhead's "black" hue. For this reason, the blockage might not necessarily look black when extracted from the pore, but may have a more yellow-brown colour as a result of its melanin content.
  • Whiteheads
    • In contrast, "whiteheads" (more commonly known as pimples or a closed Comedos) are follicles filled with the same secretions, sebum, but lack microscopic openings to the skin surface. Since the air cannot reach the follicles, the material is not oxidised, and remains white.

 

Apple Skin Care’s solutions:

  • Skilled extractions by experienced skin consultant.
  • Apply anti-bacterial treatment solutions.
  • Thoroughly cleanse out all toxins in the deeper layers of the skin.
  • Stimulate the production of collagen.
  • Provide the skin with adequate nutrients and moisture.