But what about their colors? Do you know why they’re either black or white?
Well simply put; blackheads are exposed to air while whiteheads aren’t.
Sometimes we hear others refer to blackheads as open comedones. That’s because of the clogged pores aren’t totally sealed. Therefore, the air gets inside and reacts with the sebum making it black in color.
Whiteheads, on the other hand, are closed comedones??
And you’ve guessed it. The exact opposite happens.
No air can get into the plugged pores so the sebum remains white.
A Free Lesson in Whiteheads and Blackhead Removal
So how do we remove blackheads?
Have you ever tried squeezing blackheads out of the pores?
Does that work?
We’re sure it doesn’t. No matter how hard we squeeze they don’t budge that easily, do they?
Neither does pinching or popping blackheads. That doesn’t do any good either. Nor would steaming bring any luck.
I guess that sebum and debris are pretty much stuck in there.