Simply put, pimple develops into a blackhead or a whitehead. They don't differ much in how they develop but their treatments are different. Below we’ll go in details what blackheads and whiteheads are, and their differences. Finally, we’ll suggest some treatment that you may try.


Blackheads are like dots formed on your skin, also called open comedones. They are the skin-colored bumps formed from pimples. Basically, hair follicles under your skin with large pores. When the pores become clogged with sebum, a naturally produced oil, and with Melanin, brown skin pigment, gets oxidized and turns it to a black color bump.


Whiteheads are also formed just like blackheads, but they are called closed comedones. Pores become filled with bacteria with a very little opening. Because air don’t get inside, melanin oxidization does not occur, which why it stays white.


Blackheads and whiteheads are easy to treat with regular skincare products. Simply following a face cleansing regimen will slowly get rid of them. The results aren’t instant as some clogged pores can time to get unclogged. Using the right products that contain benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, tea tree extract, alpha hydroxy acid and aloe vera will yield best results.

You should not touch or try to pop your pimples. That will cause bacteria to spread, leading to more pimples and potentially transforming to more blackheads or whiteheads.

Keep These In Mind

To prevent pimples you should always keep your face clean by washing it twice daily. If you like to use a lot of makeup, use oil-free makeups that are less likely to clog your pores. Remember, our hands are very dirty so try not to touch your face often. Absolutely do not pick at your pimples. If you use hair products, try to keep your hair from touching your face.