Remove Blackheads?

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I am 14 years old, my cheeks have blackheads, my skin is sensitive, what soap suits me

1 Answer:

Hi Grace,

Thank you for asking

Blackheads are a type of acne (acne vulgaris). This condition can take the form of small spots that are black in color (black-head comedone) or whitish (white-head comedone). Often, blackheads appear on the nose, forehead, and chin. Although it can also appear on other parts of the face, including the cheeks.

Blackheads are formed when debris clogs oil glands and hair follicles, causing inflammation. This condition can be triggered by the following factors:

Excess male hormone (testosterone) activity Bacterial infection P. acne Increased skin oil production, for example when approaching menstruation (in women), being in a humid environment, or also due to excessive use of moisturizers. Contact between the skin and certain chemicals, for example hair oil, cosmetics Rupture of hair follicles, for example due to the habit of peeling off acne, rubbing the skin excessively, or also side effects of peeling and laser therapy Smoking Improper diet, consuming too much dairy products or foods with a high glycemic index Genetic (hereditary) , etc. Handling blackheads in people with sensitive skin types needs to be done very carefully. Wrong, instead of treating, the use of anti-blackhead products that are not right can actually make your skin complaints worse. Therefore, it is more appropriate if you first check your skin condition with a dermatologist. Generally, the doctor will give you several topical therapies, for example those containing benzoyl peroxide, azelaic acid, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and retinoids. In addition, doctors can also use several oral medications or other medical measures (such as microdermabrasion, blackhead extraction, or diathermy) to treat your complaints.

The following steps you can take to treat blackheads temporarily:

Choose the right skin cleanser for sensitive skin types and contain anti-blackheads (as mentioned above) Wash your face 2 times a day, do not scrub excessively Avoid contact between facial skin and irritating substances. Protect skin from direct exposure to excessive sunlight (including using sunscreen) Avoid squeezing blackheads by force or picking them out with unclean tools. Stay away from cigarettes. Reduce consumption of dairy products or foods with a high glycemic index.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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