Beauty Beat
September 22, 2006

You should never probe and squeeze a black head

Blemishes are skin faults for example, blackheads, white heads and pimples.

You should never probe and squeeze a black head. Squeezing a black head can damage the surrounding areas, and can spread the infection to below the surface, causing other places on your face to erupt.{{more}}

The best way to remove or eliminate blackheads is to keep your skin clean. Remember you can’t have a blackhead without a clogged, oily pore.

Therefore, the best approach is super cleanliness – morning and night and sometimes in between. The white head is so named because the head of the eruption is whitish in colour. White heads found around the eye are generally believed to be caused by abrasions or small cuts.

To avoid blotches, avoid excessive sunlight; limit the amount of sunlight that hits your face by using a sun block, either all over the face or on just the mottled area. Actually sun block is a great base for make up. Dark complexioned people of colour often cannot identify sunburn over exposed damaged skin.

The dark skin takes on a bluish aura and is very sensitive to the touch. It can become painful and infected if not treated. More sun exposure under these conditions can make you nauseated and sick and could lead to skin cancer.

By Auldine A.K. Browne

Cosmetologist, Make-up Artist & Tutor Barnet Fair Hair Fashion

456-4496 or 530-2334