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What Are Whiteheads? By Face Reality Acne Clinic

Updated: May 23, 2019


A whitehead is a “closed comedone”.  It is basically a blackhead that has not “matured” into a blackhead yet, as the pore remains closed.  Because the pore is closed to air, it does not discolor like the blackhead does. It just looks like congestion and bumps under the skin.  This is also called “maturation arrest” acne.  The pore will eventually open up and “mature” and a good Vitamin A formulation can speed that process along.

You can get rid of whiteheads by using the right products along with some lifestyle changes.  You will definitely need an acne specialist to coach you on how to use the products correctly. It is vitally important to follow instructions closely and consistently, as this type of acne is the toughest to get under control.


This type of acne takes longer to clear than inflamed acne, but I love to see how happy clients are when they are clear. Contact youracnesolutions.com to start on your path to clear skin.


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