TBB BLOG- WHAT IS A BLACKHEAD?

What is a blackhead?

  • A blackhead is different from a white head.
  • But it ultimately contributes to acne.
  • Blackheads form when a clog develops in the opening of a hair follicle on your face.
  • Each follicle contains one hair andĀ  sebaceous glands that produce your facial skinā€™s natural oil.
  • This oil, called sebum, helps keep your skin soft.Ā 
  • Blackheads occur when dead skin cells and oils collect in an opening (or pore) on your skin.
  • This clogged skin hair follicle is a combination of keratin and oil.
  • This combination blocks the follicle in the pore.
  • This creates a comedo- an early form of acne.
  • When a blackhead is exposed to air and air oxides it has a browning effect that darkens the appearance of the blackhead.
  • Check out our skin testimonials and the products our clients useĀ to see what our regimens can do for your blackhead issues.