What is a comedo?

     It is important to know how common skin issues begin. Comedos are one source of skin issues that you need to understand in order to better appreciate the importance of cleaning your face properly daily.

  • A comedo is a hair follicle that has been clogged with oil, skin debris, and sometimes even makeup.
  • A comedo can also be a blackhead or a whitehead. The word “comedo” comes from the Latin word “comedere” which means “to consume, or eat up”.
  • This is a chronic inflammatory condition known as acne. It includes comedones, pustules, papules, nodules, and pus. and or infected.
  • In fact, a skin condition classifies as acne depending upon the number of comedones and the infection level of the skin.