How to Treat Closed Comedones?

Closed comedones, aka whiteheads, occurs when dead skin cells and oil block pores. Here are your top options for treating them: (1) OTC treatments for acne—over-the-counter acne products can speed up the shedding of dead skin cells, which can help keep pores from getting clogged. (2) See a dermatologist or consult a beauty expert—if you have a lot of closed comedones, you may want to see a professional for prescription medication and consultation. (3) Extractions by a professional—although extractions do not prevent comedones from forming, they can make them less noticeable. Don't try to pop or squeeze them on your own, as it will only cause irritation and inflammation.

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