How To Eliminate And Prevent Sebum / Whitehead?
Hello dokk … I want to ask, how do you get rid of it and prevent it from growing over sebum, or also like to call it a whitehead on your face? because I have been searching and even practiced it, I added the sebum …
Hello Nurull, Thank you for the question.
Excessive skin oil / sebum production can cause sebum buildup in hair follicles. This sebum will accumulate along with dead skin cells and cause blockages in hair follicles. Blockage of hair follicles is what causes the appearance of whiteheads (whitehead). The risk of someone experiencing blackheads will increase in conditions:
undergo hormonal changes such as during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, menopause, which causes increased sebum production
use of birth control pills
excessive facial washing and popping acne habit
side effects of using skin care products or cosmetics
consumption of foods that contain high sugar and fat
Blackheads are actually a mild form of acne. You can do the following suggestions:
clean the face with a gentle facial cleanser twice a day, not too often
always clean the face of cosmetics before sleeping
avoid the habit of squeezing zits
use water-based cosmetics
Limit consumption of foods containing sugar and fat
You can try using a cream / ointment that contains benzoyl peroxide, which works to regulate excessive oil levels. This product must be used for at least 6 weeks before showing results. You can also immediately consult a dermatologist if this condition is very disturbing to you so that the doctor can provide other treatments such as products containing retinoids, peels, extractions of blackheads, steroid injections, or light therapy.
Hope this information helps.