What Is The White Stuff That Comes Out of A Blackhead?
You’ve seen blackheads before. Commonly found on your nose BUT what is that white stuff that comes out of a blackhead? Not to fear, we help you with your breakout free journey by presenting you the 3 commandments of blackhead banish 101.
1. PICK: your skin battles
As tempting as it may be, popping any blemishes on the face never does your skin any good. Squeezing blackheads can cause any inflammation to be pushed deeper back beneath your skin as well as reintroduce bacteria into the open wound.
Blackheads are formed when an open comedone is filled with skin debris and oil. When exposed to air, it oxidises and turns dark brown. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not dirt that’s trapped in your pores but old skin cells and oil. Whiteheads occur when these contents aren’t exposed to the air.
The ‘white stuff’ that comes out of a blackhead or more commonly in pimples is pus. Pus is formed from inflamed debris, dead white blood cells and is also produced as the body’s response to bacteria invading the system. This can it will heal on its own without treatment. However, skin treatments such as the Acne Beta peel can assist in reducing the risk of future breakouts.
Additionally, using harsh cleansers and rough exfoliants can cause further irritation, triggering your skin’s sebum levels to go into overdrive to compensate for the current lack of oil and hydration in your skin. An excess of oil can clog up pores which then interrupt the regular flow of oil from beneath to the surface of the skin and voila, a blackhead is formed.
Instead of irritating your blackheads and breakouts, the Acne Beta peel will allow the dream team combo of salicylic and dioic acid to work their acne busting magic on your skin, leaving you with clear skin.
Microdermabrasion involves the use of a diamond tipped wand to gently exfoliate the skin free of old skin cells, makeup residue and debris leftover from the week. This allows your skin to breathe and better absorb your favourite beauty products.
Chemical Peels such as the Acne Beta Peel uses a specific combination of salicylic and dioic acid to kill acne causing bacteria whilst simultaneously dissolving the bonds that hold old skin cells and oil together to effectively decongest pores.
To enhance the benefits from these clarifying and decongesting treatments, LED Light Therapy is highly recommended afterwards. LED Light Therapy involves the use of therapeutic wavelengths to rejuvenate the skin by stimulating the body’s natural cellular repair and renewal capabilities.
3. PROTECT: your skin with sunscreen, SPF50+ always
Protection against the damaging rays from the Australian sun is a must as it prevents premature ageing as well as your sebum production going into overdrive when your natural oils are stripped.
Results Active Protect SPF 50+ is an everyday essential as it provides the necessary skin protection without the weight of a heavy formula. Oil free and lightweight, it’s versatile and can be worn underneath makeup or simply by itself. The best thing of all? The Results Active range has been formulated to be used in conjunction with our skin treatments.
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