White Acne on Face: Causes, Types, and Effective Treatment - Ojas Skin Care


White Acne on Face: Causes, Types, and Effective Treatment
White Acne on Face: Causes, Types, and Effective Treatment

Do you get irritated by white acne showing up on your face, literally spoiling your self confidence? We at Ojas realize how devastating acne can be for one’s image and life. Therefore, in this blog white acne is something we explore in detail, exploring its causes, types, and effective treatments, so you can gain a clearer, spot-free complexion.

Understanding White Acne:

Whiteheads are a kind of acne which form when dead skin cells get clogged with oil and bacteria, and as a result get trapped within one of our pores, which leads to inflammation and the formation of a white or yellowish plug. Whiteheads are also known as white acne or closed comedones.

Causes of White Acne:

Whiteheads on the face or body occur when pores are badly clogged and sebum (i.e., an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands) accumulates causing white bumps on the skin’s surface. Essentially, acne whiteheads are a type of skin inflammation that form as a result of:

  • Too much sebum build up
  • Keratin trapped beneath surface of skin
  • Increase in skin bacteria
  • Changes in hormones

‍Whiteheads can go away on their own, but over time they may return if you have not dealt with the root cause of your skin acne. As skincare experts, we strongly recommend you see a healthcare provider to assess your whiteheads and follow their treatment advice.

Types of White Acne:

White acne can manifest in several forms, including:

  • Closed Comedones: Small, skin-colored or white dots that appear on the top of the skin.
  • Milia: Tiny white cysts that usually form around the eyes and cheeks.
  • Papules: Small, red bumps that may have pus and appear as whitish-coloured whiteheads when inflamed.
  • Pustules: Swelling on a raised surface containing pus which may appear either white or yellow within the center.

Effective Treatment for White Acne:

Fortunately, white acne can be effectively treated with the right skincare regimen and professional interventions. Here are some strategies to consider:

Azelaic Acid: Products which use this naturally occurring acid serves as an effective solution to get relief from whiteheads. Azelaic acid removes the infection-causing bacteria and lowers its effect on the skin.

Retinoid: When you use products with vitamin A derivative like retinoid, it will help unclog the blocked pores to dissolve the whiteheads.

Benzoyl Peroxide: Using a face wash or leave-on gel with this effective ingredient to combat the bacteria-causing whiteheads and acne can provide relief.  As the products are created with lower concentrations of Benzoyl Peroxide ingredient, your skin will not be affected by its use.

Salicylic Acid: Using an OTC product with this potent ingredient in the form of a lotion or cleanser will help in treating whiteheads on nose. It removes your skin’s uppermost layer to eliminate damage alleviate the dead cells and prevent clogging of hair follicles. This oil-soluble ingredient is a desmolytic that breaks the bonds in the skin cells for exfoliation. It also avoids debris accumulation

Professional Treatments: For difficult-to-treat white acne, professional treatments like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or laser therapy might be recommended, which are designed to exfoliate the skin, clear clogged pores, and bring down acne-related inflammation.

Maintenance: After your acne is clear, then you must follow a daily skincare regimen and should avoid pore-clogging products so that you get rid of future breakouts. Both regular facials and professional treatments can, in addition, be very useful in clearing your skin and maintaining it without blemishes.


White acne can be a stubborn and recurring skin problem, but with a proper routine it is possible to reach clear and beautiful skin. Through the knowledge of the causes and kinds of whiteheads and the adoption of the right measures for the treatment of them, you will bid adieu to blemishes and welcome a spotless complexion.

We at Ojas Skin Care, provide individualized skincare solutions which are tailored to your unique needs and concerns. Our team of dedicated professionals is here to support you on your journey to clear, blemish-free skin, using the latest state of the art technology and evidence-based treatments.

Don’t let white acne hold you back any longer. Schedule a consultation with us today and take the first step towards achieving the clear, confident complexion you deserve. With Ojas Skin Care by your side, clear, beautiful skin is within reach.