Do you know what is in a white head pimple?
Sebum is the waxy oily substance that keeps the skin waterproof. It’s produced in tiny sebaceous glands in the skin, which are connected to hair follicles (pores that carry shafts of hair). The sebum travels from the sebaceous glands up to the skin in these pores.
Hair follicles can be blocked by dead skin cells, which can cause a build up of sebum. This can cause inflammation – pain, redness, and swelling. Bacteria may invade the area, and pus can form.
This whole process causes different types of sores and blemishes depending on the stage of the cycle.
A white head pimple is one of the disorders caused by acne.
So… what is in a white head pimple?
A white head pimple is formed when the normal flow of sebum is blocked, causing sebum to build up behind the blockage, which forms a swelling and eventually protrudes up into the skin.
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