What are Blackheads?

Acne affects teens and adults alike, with the American Academy of Dermatology reporting that 40 to 50 million Americans are affected by acne each year in the United States. There are many different types of acne. One of the most common acne symptoms reported is blackheads. From mild to severe cases, blackheads are almost always present in the skin of acne patients and their dark color makes them easily noticed and diagnosed.

So what’s the best way to treat blackheads? First, it’s important to understand how these dark marks develop.