physically clogged debris and not acnes
"Blackheads" is a common layman's term which
refers to plugs of hardened waxes that have clogged the pores and that are visible to the eyes.
They are often associated with acne but they are not acnes, and appear black at the tips due either
to oxidation or to environmental dirt overlaying them.
When it is squeezed out, only the tip of the head
is black, but the rest is light beige in colour. However, many of these hardened plugs of waxes may
not appear to be black at all at the tips, and yet they can pose similar threats to the skin like
their "black" counterparts.
Pure Blackheads With No Acne
Manifestation(An evidence showing that Blackheads
are not acnes)
Whiteheads ( or
Milia ) They are totally different from
Blackheads as most beauticians and popular skincare brands' articles and writeups often got them
mixed up with
Constituents of Blackheads
Medically, it is known as comedo, comedos, or
comedones. It is not a skin disease by itself, although it often leads to Rosacea and Acne Vulgaris
if not promptly treated. Almost everyone, male and female, has blackheads but in varying degrees.
It can be largely prevented or removed but cannot be completely stopped. Oily skins (especially
Seborrhoeic conditions) are more prone to having blackheads than dry skins, but dry skins are not
spared of the blackheads problem.
The main constituents that form blackheads are:
hardened sebaceous secretion, surface dead cells, salt (from sweat), waste, bacteria, dirt. For
those using makeup and/or skin care products, the constituents may include fats (animal or
vegetable), waxes, and colored pigments (iron oxides), except non-comedogenic
Micro Image of a Single
Formation Process of
There are about 3,000,000 cells, 100 sweat pores
and 30 sebaceous glands and hair pores per square centimeter of skin. The sweat pores excrete
sweat, water, waste, and salt through the sweat ducts while also regulating body
The hair pores secrete sebaceous secretions
through the gland (oil) ducts to lubricate the hair and at the same time emulsify themselves with
sweat water to form a protective barrier known as Sebum Film. This creamy film helps bond the
surface dead cells together, otherwise the surface cells will appear loose and give a mouldy
appearance like in cases of very dry and dehydrated skins.
When oil, sweat, water, and surface dead cells are
well balanced and well mixed, together they form a layer of natural translucent foundation cream
that gives skin a healthy tone and supple look.
However, this ideal condition won't last long as
water from the sweat will soon evaporate, leaving the remaining solid constituents behind which
quickly harden into plugs of wax and block the outward flow of sebum to the surface, through the
follicles and sebaceous ducts.
The retained sebum accumulates and increases in
amount, and the external area hardens further and becomes overlaid with stale cells to form
blackheads. If the condition is not properly treated, the sebaceous ducts and hair follicles will
become enlarged, and the skin becomes more coarse, with open pores being evident. This is an
ongoing natural process on every person's skin and cannot be stopped unless a person
Moreover, in today's polluted industrial
environment and hectic lifestyle, our skin is flexed and stretched, and as such, an ideal condition
is almost impossible.
Seborrhoea is a condition of overactivity of the
sebaceous glands, leading to excessive secretions and abnormal oiliness of the skin's surface. The
high density of sebaceous glands in the face, scalp, centre of the chest, and back causes the
seborrhoeic condition, and as such, blackheads, are most evident in these areas.
Teenagers have the highest cases of seborrhoea.
When they reach puberty, hormonal changes increase the gland activity, and secretion becomes
excessive. Seborrhoea, and also blackheads, are the basis of several skin diseases, particularly
Blackheads With Mild Acne
Conventional Methods of Removing
a) Squeezing with fingers
b) Squeezing with a metal blackheads extractor
c) Suction with a glass vacuum tube
All three methods are painful, the most being
method b) and will leave scars, often permanently. When the skin is ruptured by these harsh
treatment methods, it will become septic and develop acnes.
Method (c), however, can cause broken capillary
conditions like the image below, and is also not very effective. Only the very superficial dead
cells and dirt may be sucked away, leaving the condition with no evident improvement.
Broken Capillaries After Blackheads
Use of Cleansers and Scrubs
There are many cleansers and scrubs available in
the marketplace, but apart from removing only surface dirt, some makeup, and dead surface cells,
none can actually remove blackheads, as evidenced by the fact that despite whatever form of
cleansers and scrubs one uses, it is still necessary for the aesthetician to physically remove
blackheads by one of the conventional methods described above.
Wax deposits by Cleansers and Day/Night
Worse still, most cleansers even deposit some
amount of wax content onto the skin and into the pores after each application. Most cleansers, like
most other day or night creams are made form standard formulations provided free by chemical
suppliers of the skincare company, and such formulations contain high wax contents. Moreover, most
conventional scrubs contain coarse and sharp-edged almond husk grains or pumice stones in harsh
alkaline soap bases. The coarse grains (see micro image of sharp-edged grains below) will only
damage the skin more by producing multiple cut lines on the surface skin, like the sand-paper
action on a piece of wood, thus causing skin to rupture.
Sharp-edged grains in Conventional
The harsh alkaline soap base will also cause skin
to rupture by its dehydrating action. When skin dehydrates, the dead cells are no longer bonded
together by the sebum ( i.e. the natural emulsion created by skin's natural oil secretions and
sweat excretions ) to form that vital protective acid mantle layer. They separated and the skin
ruptured. The ruptured skin became prone to bacterial invasion.
Scaly Dehydrated skin
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A product or an agent that can gently and
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