Whiteheads and blackheads refer to closed and open comedomes, which are a form of acne. To be more precise, there are two categories of acne: pimples and cysts in one group, and whiteheads and blackheads in the other.
Comedomes are not as blatant symptoms of acne, as pimples or cysts, but most certainly should be addressed. Usually they are more common and numerous on the face and shoulders, or back.
Acne appears as a result of an inflammation caused by the excessive sebum (skin oil) which clogs the skin pores.
Blackheads, or open comedomes, are actually hair follicles that are opened wider than regular folicles. They are filled with plugs of sebum and dead skin cells deposits, and undergo a chemical process which results in an oxidation of the melanin. This reaction gives the typical black color of the substance in the hair folicle.
Whiteheads, or closed comedomes, are hair folicles closed with the sebum, but unlike blackheads, they have only a microscopic opening to the skin surface. The air can not reach to the substance in the folicle, so it does not oxidize, and remains white.
Egg White Mask
This is an easy mask that can be prepared at your home quickly. Egg White can tighten the pores of your face temporarily, which will not only remove your current blackheads, but also reduce the chances of future blackheads. It is less drying and rich with many necessary nutrition.
In order to use this mask, you just need an egg, some pieces of facial tissue (or toilet papers), a clean towel, and a small bowl.
After gathering these, you have to break the egg and separate the white from the yolk. At first, Wash and pat dry your face. Then, apply the thin egg’s white layer over your skin. In order to apply the layer, you can place a strip of tissue over the thin layer, then press it onto your face very gently.
When the first layer will dry, carefully apply this method again for the second and third time. Let the mask dry properly. It will make you feel tighten in the skin. Now, peel the tissue layers, and gently wash your face to make sure that all residues are cleaned properly. Finally, pat dry your face.
Note:If you want, you can apply layers 3 to 5 times. But, you have to make sure that each of the layers is enough dry to place the next layer. If the layers are not enough dry, this method will not work properly.