Treating Closed Comedones: The Ultimate Guide

Discover the best products and tips for treating closed comedones, also known as whiteheads.

00:00:00 Discover the best products and tips for treating closed comedones, also known as whiteheads. Learn about the causes and solutions for this common skin concern.

πŸ”‘ Closed comedones are whiteheads that occur when pores get clogged with a combination of oil and skin cells.

πŸ’‘ Tips and tricks for treating closed comedones apply to blackheads as well.

βš™οΈ Comedonal acne is a hormonal condition that can worsen around menstrual periods, pregnancy, and menopause.

00:02:18 This video discusses the best products for closed comedones and the factors that can contribute to their formation. It emphasizes the importance of individualized skincare and diet choices. More research is needed in these areas.

πŸ” The claim that products are comedogenic is not well supported by scientific studies.

πŸ’§ Non-comedogenic products are generally more comfortable for individuals with comedonal acne.

🍽️ Consumption of processed refined sugary carbohydrates may worsen acne.

00:04:36 Learn about closed comedones and how to differentiate them from fungal acne. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and follow a consistent skincare routine for best results.

πŸ” Closed comedones can be extracted after using a medication that softens the glue in the pores.

πŸ”¬ Fungal acne, caused by malassezia yeast, has different characteristics than closed comedones.

⏳ Getting rid of closed comedones requires time, patience, and consistency with skincare.

00:06:55 Discover the best products for closed comedones, including salicylic acid and over-the-counter retinoids. Learn how to incorporate them into your skincare routine for clearer skin.

πŸ‘‰ Salicylic acid is an FDA-approved ingredient that dissolves pore-clogging skin cells, reduces inflammation, and is found in various products such as cleansers and moisturizers.

πŸ‘‰ The CeraVe acne control cleanser contains 2% salicylic acid, niacinamide, and hectorite clay, which help reduce sebum oxidation and absorb excess sebum from the skin.

πŸ‘‰ Adapalene, an over-the-counter retinoid, is another effective ingredient for treating comedonal acne and is available in various brands and generic versions.

00:09:15 Learn about effective products for closed comedones, including retinoids and azelaic acid. Retinoids bind to receptors in the skin, while azelaic acid can be used as an alternative. Both options provide great results.

πŸ‘‰ Retinoids are effective in treating closed comedones by influencing the behavior of pore cells.

πŸ‘‰ Adapalene gel is an FDA-approved over-the-counter retinoid for acne treatment.

πŸ‘‰ Azelic acid is an alternative ingredient for treating closed comedones.

00:11:36 Learn about the best products for closed comedones, including salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acids, and benzoyl peroxide. Find out how they work and their benefits for acne treatment.

Salicylic acid is a helpful ingredient for closed comedones, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation.

Alpha hydroxy acids, like glycolic acid, can improve closed comedones by exfoliating the skin.

Benzoyl peroxide is effective against closed comedones and acne bacteria, but can be drying and irritating.

00:13:55 Learn about the best products for closed comedones, including benzoyl peroxide and adapalene. Using them together can be more drying but effective for acne.

πŸ” Benzoyl peroxide can be used in a skincare routine for closed comedones, but it can cause bleaching if in contact with fabrics.

πŸ’§ Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide can be used together for acne treatment, but it may be more drying and irritating than using them separately.

🧼 Salicylic acid face wash can help clear up and prevent closed comedones.

Summary of a video "*BEST* PRODUCTS FOR CLOSED COMEDONES | Dermatologist" by Dr Dray on YouTube.

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