Above is an infographic containing some blackhead info I found from a competitor’s website blackheadexpert. And it just kept bothering me as I do feel there is some misinformation here.
Providing correct blackhead info:
Let’s start with the beginning. In here it is claimed that bacteria cause blackheads and whiteheads to form. However this is not necessarily the case. The reason blackheads form is that pores get clogged with a mixture of dead skin cells and sebum, the natural oil that is produced in the hair follicles (otherwise knows as pores).
After this then the formed “Comedo” has two ways of developing further.
Either the pore grows over with a tiny layer of skin, or it doesn’t. If the pore doesn’t grow over, the clog in the pore oxidizes due to exposure to air, after which the mixture turns black and becomes a so-called blackhead.
However option number 2; If bacteria sneak in to the pore and the pore grows over, then the pore evolves to a whitehead.
Secondly virtually everybody has had a pimple at one point in their lives. So more than the proclaimed 80%. I don’t want people to think 1/5 people never have o suffer through a pimple :). The 80% pertains more to who has suffered from acne outbreaks. And then even in this instance the 80% pertains only to people in the 11-30 years bracket.
Luckily what they did get somewhat correct is that it is important to have a steady daily routine going if you want to get to perfect skin. Washing, cleansing and moisturizing should be the cornerstones of your daily routine. However as with everything it is important to not overdo things. Scrub only a maximum amount of twice a week. Any more than that will strip the skin of its natural oils. As a result your skin will overproduce to make up for the missing oil, causing blemishes as a result!
Hopefully you got your info straight and were provided with the correct blackhead info. Let me know in the comments below if I have missed something!