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Pimples with white heads - why do I get them? And how do I get rid of them?

Pimples with white heads - why do I get them? And how do I get rid of them?

Whiteheads are possibly one of the first things you think of when you think of spots, but what are they? Why do we get whiteheads and how do they differ from blackheads? We’ll go through the reasons for getting the different types of spots and the most effective ways to get rid of them. Why do I get whiteheads? Whiteheads are technically referred to as “closed comedones”.  They form when excess oil (sebum), dead skin cells, and bacteria become trapped deep beneath your skin causing it to swell up and create a spot, with the sebum mixture (white pus) in the center of it all.  The cause of pimples with white heads is the same as why we get blackheads -...

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Acne treatment for adults: what causes acne in adults and how to treat acne.

Acne treatment for adults: what causes acne in adults and how to treat acne.

There is an idea in society that acne is something only teenagers suffer from and by the time you’re an adult you should have clear skin. But as we all know, this just isn't true! Acne in adults is incredibly common, with 31.9% of women suffering from acne and 20.5% of men. If you’re reading this it’s most likely because you’re part of that group, or know someone that is. It can often be frustrating, especially when you feel like you’ve tried a million other acne treatments already, but we’re here to explain to you how fighting acne has just been looked at in the wrong way by the skin care industry when the real solution to stopping acne is...

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Does Toothpaste Help With Acne? 6 Things Not To Use On Your Skin

Does Toothpaste Help With Acne? 6 Things Not To Use On Your Skin

Toothpaste? For those that have suffered with acne, this won’t be the first time you have heard the suggestion that toothpaste helps with acne. Growing up in the 90’s toothpaste was all the rage for acne treatment... but that's where it should have stayed, right? We will go more into the deal on toothpaste with acne below, but in researching for this paper we found a lot of very unusual, and not very helpful suggestions for what you can use to cure acne and help remove spots. We have reviewed the most common home remedy hacks for treating acne below. We'd love to hear the crazy recommendations people have made to you. Message us them on skincare@porefavor.com and we will send...

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Blackheads vs Whiteheads. Why do I get them and how do I get rid of them?

Blackheads vs Whiteheads. Why do I get them and how do I get rid of them?

Whilst blackheads and whiteheads take their name from how they look different from each other, they are actually caused by the same thing. Both blackheads and whiteheads can appear anywhere where you have a high concentration of sebaceous glands, including your back, shoulders and neck but most commonly form on your face. One thing that often gets overlooked is that both blackheads and whiteheads are forms of acne, a disease that over 50 million Americans suffer from. But here’s the good news: they can be treated in the same way as all other acne. We’ve written below on how to treat blackheads and whiteheads and have tackled some of the most frequent questions asked of our skincare team:  Why do...

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Top 3 Treatments For Acne Scars. Natural Remedies Not Home Remedies

Top 3 Treatments For Acne Scars. Natural Remedies Not Home Remedies

So to start. Which acne scars type do I have? After an acne breakout, (for what causes your breakouts, check this out) your skin requires time to heal, but during this healing process acne scars may appear. Acne scars are often associated with severe acne, but they can result from mild cases as well. Genetics and how long your breakout lasted are the main factors for how long your acne scars will remain, but picking or squeezing also hugely increases the likelihood of scarring (never pick your acne!). There are three main types of acne scars: Depressed (atrophic) scars Depressed acne scars happen due to the loss of collagen as the skin heals but are typified by being scars that go into...

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