They are the result of accelerated oil secretions
, compounded by microbial infection
. While acne
to some degree, stress
is also a contributor. In addition, many women often suffer symptoms during their menstrual period
s. The white head is the classic pimple
it stands out of the skin filled with white puss
. It is very tempting to pop it
, but this will only spread the infection. If it hurts place a cloth soaked in hot water on it, this will pop it without scaring, next wash your face and dab rubbing alcohol over the area.
White heads can be caused by too much makeup
or changes in diet
or just plain bad luck
. People with white heads are not (in most
cases) excessively dirty. The common wisdom
that washing your face will cure this is only true to a point. Washing your face more than three times a day can lead to dry flaky skin which will cause more white heads.