And it's the most serious teenage problem
In medical terms, a blackhead is a common follicular
disorder affecting hair on the face, neck and
upper parts of the body. It's characteristic of
acne, a common skin condition among adolescents.
Interplay of genetic, hormonal and bacterial factors.
Whiteheads. Dirt collects in them as also lipid
bacterial and epithelial debris. Oily skins are
more susceptible. Prominence in mid-face. Faint
odor in extreme case. Can be aggravated by emotional
stress, sweating or a premenstrual flare up in
Avoid chocolates, fried food, colas
and milk products. Maintain skin hygiene. Wash
twice a day with a cleansing soap and an abrasive
sponge. Avoid oil based cosmetics and creams.
Benzoyl Peroxide preparations and vitamin A acid
force blackheads out. Strictly avoid squeezing
blackheads; it'll only worsen the problem. Reassurance
an attentive listening to be part of the psychological
treatment. For drugs and surgical treatment options,
consult your doctor.