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Five culprits behind blackheads

Five culprits behind blackheads|

You need not be all that scared of blackheads, they are not really a health hazard or a pathological illness.

They simply just look bad and make you self-conscious, especially when they are so conspicuously situated on the part most visible to all: the face, and worse on the nose.

So, what causes these blackheads?

Here are a few factors

Hormonal changes in the body

A specific hormone in the body called Dihydrotestosterone, commonly referred to as the DHT, causes over-activity of oil glands. Consequently, the body starts producing more oil than normal because your skin pores get too clogged. This causes you to grow blackheads.

Skin Products

Another important reason behind blackheads is cosmetics and other skin products. Makeup with good odor and fragrances, face creams and the likes clog hair follicles on the surface of your skin, causing blackheads.


There is no scientific proof about an established link between stress and blackheads. It is, however, believed that since stress causes grey hair, it might as well cause blackheads.


Some studies have suggested a link between caffeine and blackheads. If you are a morning coffee person, who looks forward to that hot cuppa first thing in the morning, think again. If you want to get rid of those ginormous blackheads on your nose, you need a change in your lifestyle.


There is a possibility of a link between certain foods and blackheads. Sugary foods, fried foods and chocolates have been frequently blamed, not just for this, but for many other ill consequences (obesity etc.).

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