The most common type of acne experienced by people is non-inflammatory acne. There are two types of non-inflammatory acne known as whiteheads and blackheads.
When the excess oil produced in the skin is combined with dead skin cells in the pores and clogs them, this is known as a whitehead. This is non-inflammatory acne and is also called pimple or a closed comedo. This type of clogged pore appears white.
When the plug in the hair follicle widens and the pore is exposed to the air, it is called a blackhead or an open comedo. It gets the dark color by the effect of oxidation and light refraction. Build-up of the pigmentation element in the skin called melanin causes this black color.
There is no need to get stressed and worried about the blackhead since the dark color is not dirt inside the pore – It is only the excess oil inside the pore which has become exposed from the outside air. But if you squeeze or prick it open, it may get infected and cause you more problems. It may also be ruptured by picking or touching the skin. So it is strongly advised not to touch or pick at your blemish.
Normally non-inflammatory acne gets cured over time if it is untouched and undisturbed. There are some effective home remedies to treat non-inflammatory acne though.
Gently apply a combination of sandalwood and turmeric paste on the affected areas. It works as an antibiotic and heals acne and blackheads quickly.
Application of tea tree oil mixed with Vitamin E supplements is an excellent healing agent. It not only heals the blemishes but also cures scar tissue. Just dab a cotton swab into the tea tree oil, apply it gently onto the non-inflammatory acne areas with the swab before going to bed, and rinse it off the next morning.
Mix honey with a few drops of lemon juice as a simple remedy for treating non-inflammatory acne.
Also make sure to use a gentle exfoliant on your skin at least twice a week to remove cellular build-up (dead skin cells).