MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Dermatology, Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine
You correctly answered out of 5 questions
The black portion of blackheads is dirt
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The visible black part of blackheads is actually sebum produced by the sebaceous glands and has undergone oxidation. Thus, oxidation and not dirt or poor hygiene is what causes the blackness of blackheads.
Pores can open and close on their own
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Contrary to popular belief that steaming helps to open up the pores on your skin to get rid of dirt, pores don't have muscles that help them to open and close up on their own. Steaming only aids in loosening the debris that gets stuck in the skin pores.
One cannot get rid of pores
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It's not possible to completely get rid of pores. In fact, the practice of right skin care can help to make pores look less prominent. One can make them look smaller by diligently removing debris, sebum and makeup that clog the pores.
What should be the right SPF value of your sunscreen?
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Prolonged exposure to the sun can actually damage your skin and bring about the development of big pores. Using a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 on a daily basis can help to prevent pores on your skin from increasing in size.
What can clog your pores and cause blackheads, whiteheads and pimples?
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Comedogenic skin products contain ingredients that clog pores and promote the development of comedones or acne. Cocoa butter, isopropyl myristate, coal tar are few of these ingredients that are known to clog pores.