Whiteheads are considered as a form of acne, which appear as a result of trapped oil, dead skin and bacteria in a skin pore. Whiteheads appear mainly because of blocked pores. Pores of the skin may get blocked because of certain hormonal changes that occur due to puberty, menstruation, pregnancy or menopause. The T-zone is one of the most common areas in the body for whitehead development. The T-zone constitutes the forehead, nose and the chin area. Whiteheads also appear on the chest, shoulders, arms and back. A very mild case of acne, whiteheads are easy to treat and can be controlled with the use of ointments and over-the-counter medication.
HOW IS WHITEHEADS DIAGNOSED?
Oil free lotion should be used to prevent the formation of whiteheads.