Blackheads form when a clog or plug develops in the opening of hair follicles in your skin. Each follicle contains one hair and a sebaceous gland that produces oil, called sebum, which helps keep your skin soft. Dead skin cells and oils collect in the opening to the skin follicle, producing a bump called a comedone.
Additional Facts About Blackheads:
- Blackheads are composed of dried sebum (oil) and dead skin cells.
- Blackheads can be present in a number of skin ailments.
- Blackheads are a prime component of teenage acne.
- Blackhead removal, unless performed by a professional, can produce significant skin trauma.
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