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Causes of Blackheads and Whiteheads

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Causes of Blackheads and Whiteheads

Causes of Blackheads and Whiteheads
By PositiveMed-Team
Edited By: Stephanie Dawson

1. Stress

A daily dose of stress can turn our hair grey and lead to blackheads and whiteheads.

2. It is about what we eat

It is widely believed that there is a direct relationship between the food we eat and the health of our skin. Unhealthy food like fried foods, sugary foods, and foods high in carbohydrates are likely to have an impact on our skin.

3. Makeup, Make off

Don’t go to sleep without taking your make-up off. Clogged pores can be caused if you are not cleaning your face after applying makeup and this can cause blackheads and whiteheads. What you choose to use on your face is also important as certain ingredients can harm your skin.

4. Alcohol and Caffeine

Studies show that alcohol and caffeine are likely to have an adverse effect on the health of your skin. If you like to get your day started with hot coffee or you enjoy having wine with dinner, you may need to quit. The oil glands in your skin become active from stimulants in caffeine, your sleeping pattern is affected by alcohol which in turn affects the health of your skin. The size of pores is reduced by alcohol which makes them more susceptible to clogging.

5. Smoking

No one is unaware of the fact that smoking is injurious to health. The treatment of blackheads and other skin-related problems can be hindered by smoking. The surface of your skin is damaged by cigarette smoke which contains harmful particles like tar and ash and this ultimately leads to dead cells and blocked pores.

6. Hormonal Changes

During puberty production of oil increases in the sebaceous glands, one reason blackheads and whiteheads are common in teenagers. Mood swings because of hormonal changes are also responsible.

7. Unclean skin causes blackheads

You might face blackheads if you don’t keep your skin clean, especially during puberty. More and more dead skin cells build up if the skin is not cleaned properly, blackheads are formed as a buildup of oil is accelerated by blocked pores.

Please watch the following video to learn how to remove blackheads and whiteheads naturally:

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