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Skin Myth: Blackheads Are Caused By Dirt

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What are blackheads? Why do they look like dirt?

While blackheads can make the skin appear dirty, they have nothing at all to do with dirt.

Blackheads (also known as open comedones) occur when our oil glands produce too much oil (sebum). When the buildup of oil is exposed to the air, it oxidizes, thus turning black.

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Author: Lee Ann

I am a Licensed Esthetician and Freelance Professional Makeup Artist based in the Princeton, New Jersey area. My passions are all things beauty and I have an unhealthy obsession for anti-aging. When I'm not writing a plethora of articles, I enjoy indulging in shopping, music, fine dining and catching up on the latest celebrity gossip from the E channel to People Magazine. Email me if you have questions leeann@mariobadescu.com Feel free to visit my Google+ page.

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