Saturday, January 19, 2013

What are Blackhead and causes of Blackhead acne?

Blackhead acne is just another form of acne problem that have very close resemblance with whitehead acne. The main difference between these two types of acne is that in case of blackhead acne the pores are open to the skin surface. Blackhead acne has a wider opening than normal acne and the comedo (a widened hair follicle filled skin debris, bacteria and oil) comes in direct contact with the air which starts oxidizing the plug resulting in dark in appearance.

Hence Blackhead acne is also known as Open Comedo. Despite their name, you can also notice them in yellowish appearance.

Causes of Blackhead acne:

The reason behind the causes of blackhead acne is same as any other. The difference exists only in its open pores and oxidization of the plugs, rest all is same as excess production of sebum clog the hair follicle and traps the dead skin debris inside that cause the formation and hardening into a plug.

Hormonal activities during puberty stimulates the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum and aggravates the condition even more. You should also take care of proper cleaning of your skin pores using some cleanser to keep the condition under control.

Know more about process of Formation of Acne:

Blackhead acne is the stage before the invasion of bacteria.

Here it should be kept in mind that sweet and greasy food or stress does not have any direct relation with blackhead acne.

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