How to Get Rid of Blackheads Quiz

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About This Quiz

Heartbreak, awkwardness, hormones, blackheads...you probably hoped to leave these adolescent problems behind. Are you an expert on getting rid of blackheads? Test your knowledge and find out just how much you don't know.

Acne doesn't just happen to teenagers. What percentage of cases of acne occur in adults?

Twenty percent of all cases of acne -- including blackheads, which are considered to be acne -- occur in adults.

Whiteheads are pores clogged with what?

Whiteheads are pores clogged with oil and dead skin cells, and they take the form of flesh-colored bumps.

What effect does eating chocolate have on your skin?

After years of warnings about the ill effects of chocolate on skin, it turns out chocolate isn't really the bad guy. Studies have shown that subjects with acne who consumed large amounts of chocolate saw no increase in outbreaks.

What effect does harsh scrubbing have on your skin?

Be aware that scrubbing hard does not equal clean skin. In fact, harsh scrubbing can actually lead to more breakouts.

Which of these products could possibly make acne worse?

Avoid toner, astringents and masks, which can irritate sensitive skin and possibly lead to more breakouts.

Why is squeezing pimples bad?

Though widely practiced, squeezing any acne lesion, including a blackhead, is not a good idea. Not only can squeezing cause scars, it can spread bacteria and cause even more acne outbreaks.

What everyday item could be causing blackheads on your face?

Many items you use daily can cause or exacerbate breakouts. Think about all the things that touch your face or rub against your skin, such as cell phones, backpacks, helmets and even tight-fitting clothes.

Salicylic acid can help prevent blackheads. How does it do this?

Salicylic acid can break down blackheads. It also slows the natural sloughing off process of dead skin cells, which can clog the pores and lead to blackheads in the first place.

Can sun exposure help acne?

Since getting a tan can help hide the discoloration acne can cause, and sun exposure sometimes dries up excess oil, it may look like the sun is helping to clear up the skin. However, both of these benefits are temporary.

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