You’ve probably got a lot of questions when it comes to skin conditions, right? What are blackheads? Are blemishes and dark spots the same thing? What causes blackheads? And, most commonly, how can I get rid of any of these conditions and get a clearer, more evened out skin tone?
Luckily for you, Ponds is here to answer all your questions about these conditions and more. In this comprehensive guide, you'll learn about the differences between blackheads, dark spots, and blemishes. You'll also learn about the causes of each type of condition, so you can start treating your skin correctly.
Before you can begin to treat any kind of skin condition or skin problem, it’s important to know what causes the condition first. Let’s unpack what each condition is now and what causes these kinds of breakouts or conditions to occur.
Blackheads are a common type of skin condition characterized by small, dark bumps on the skin's surface. They are a form of non-inflammatory acne and are medically known as open comedones. Blackheads typically occur when hair follicles become clogged with excess oil or sebum, dead skin cells, and bacteria. The dark colour of blackheads is not due to dirt but rather the oxidation of melanin (skin pigment) when it comes into contact with air.
What causes blackheads on the skin? The primary causes of blackheads on the skin include excess oil production, hormonal changes, genetic conditions, and a build-up of cosmetics or skincare products.
Dark spots on the face, also known as hyperpigmentation, are areas of increased pigmentation that appear as darker patches or spots on the skin. These spots can vary in size, shape, and colour.
What causes dark spots on the face and skin? The primary causes of dark spots include prolonged or unprotected exposure to the sun, hormonal imbalances or changes, ageing, scarring, and certain medications.
Blemishes on the face are a general term used to describe various types of issues that affect the skin's appearance.
What causes skin blemishes? There are quite a variety of reasons why blemishes can occur on the skin including acne, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, scars, and hyperpigmentation.
When it comes to any one of these skin conditions, leaving them as is, is not an effective option. If treated through a good skin care routine, and in severe cases with medication, you can actually improve the condition and get rid of the feelings of self-consciousness around them too.
Ponds has been formulating skin care products for South African women for over 150 years, and understand what women want and need. They’ve developed a range of products that has been experimentally proven to effectively remove blemishes and reduce pores, to even out skin tone. The Pond’s Flawless Radiance range offers uses all this and more, leaving you with flawlessly radiant skin in just seven days.
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Achieving and maintaining flawless skin, is all about keeping your skin and body healthy from the inside and out. We recommend using Pond’s Flawless Radiance skin products every day, and following these tips too:
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Where do blackheads typically appear on the skin?
Blackheads can be found all over the skin of the face but typically occur in areas where sweat and oil sit.
How can you tell the difference between a blemish and a dark spot?
A dark spot on the face is an area of increased pigmentation that appears as dark patch on the skin. A blemish is a general term used to describe various types of imperfections or abnormalities that affect the skin's appearance.
How can you prevent the formation of blackheads and dark spots?
Read our blog for tips on how to maintain a flawless skin and consider using Pond’s range of Flawless Radiance skin care products daily.
How does a good diet affect blackheads, dark spots and blemishes?
When you eat a balanced diet, stay hydrated, get enough sleep and manage your stress, you are helping to prevent skin conditions and acne from the inside out.
Which is more difficult to tackle, blackheads or dark spots?
Blackheads can be removed easily whereas dark spots need to be treated over time.