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Old 04-14-2007, 02:35 AM   #1
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White-head under the skin that won't go away!!!

I don't know what IT is exactly BUT it's like a big white-head permanently underneathe my skin (my chin) and it's UN-poppable. It's just THERE! Sooo weird. How do I get rid of it... it doesn't seem to want to form a head or anything.. UGH! Please HELP!!! It's so frustrating!

 
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Re: White-head under the skin that won't go away!!!

It is probably a little cyst rather than a pimple. Can you go to a dermatologist. You can have them removed.

 
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Re: White-head under the skin that won't go away!!!

It's probably something called "millia". Here's an extract of what I found on a website:

"Millia are white bumps that are easily confused with whiteheads, but they exist only in the superficial layer of skin (not under the skin like a zit,) and are hard to the touch, making it impossible to clear them. Millia occur when a sweat duct (usually around the nose) gets occluded. Prevent millia by using non-comedogenic products that won't clog pores, and applying a moisturizer that contains retinol to encourage cell turnover. Once you have a millia, visit your dermatologist for extraction."

Hope this helps.

 
Old 04-15-2007, 08:22 PM   #4
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Re: White-head under the skin that won't go away!!!

Both of you are wrong.. it's most likely a papule or patsule. You can try spot treating it with benzoyl peroxide but DO NOT try and pop it as that will inflame it.

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Re: White-head under the skin that won't go away!!!

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I don't know what IT is exactly BUT it's like a big white-head permanently underneathe my skin (my chin) and it's UN-poppable. It's just THERE! Sooo weird. How do I get rid of it... it doesn't seem to want to form a head or anything.. UGH! Please HELP!!! It's so frustrating!
first, you need to start exfoliating the skin - this will help you keep from getting clogged pores that cause whiteheads and blackheads. Do this for at least a month or two, then begin using a clay based product to pull impurities from the skin.

I would suggest glycolic acid based exfoliator like DCL Glycolic Acid Pads 20% and Glytone Deep Cleansing Masque (glycolic acid, bentonite and kaolin clays). More trauma is caused to the skin when you attempt to extract whiteheads yourself. This whitehead will surface on its own after using the program above for about one to two months.

I hope this helps you.

 
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Re: White-head under the skin that won't go away!!!

lack of sleep might be the cause as well actually. i'm asian background so i've been taught of herbs and such. lack of sleep can cause pimples because of oil build up. usually at 1 to 2 am in the morning, the body purges itself of the toxins in your body but only when you are asleep. however, at the same instance, the body needs the energy to detoxify which comes from sleep. in otherwords, the more sleep you get, the better your body destroys the poison that causes zits, pimples, acne, etc.

 
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