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Meg here to talk about zits “Fantastic! you’re thinking! How does always know how to be so chic!

Zits are a part of life. They’re like death and taxes. Everybody gets them. What are they?

For reasons no one completely understands, follicles, often called pores, sometimes get blocked. Sebum (oil) which normally drains to the surface gets blocked and bacteria begins to grow. Both whiteheads and blackheads start out as a microcomedone. The picture is a microcomedone.

What’s the diff between a “blackhead” and a “whitehead”?

Blackheads, yuck, OK here’s your science lesson of the day..A blackhead occurs when the pore opens to the surface, and the sebum, which contains the skin pigment melanin, oxidizes and turns a brown/black color. It is not dirt and can not be washed away. Blackheads can last for a long time because the contents very slowly drain to the surface.

Whiteheads, even worse then the blackhead. Well, I guess it depends how visible but here’s their deal..
When the trapped sebum and bacteria stay below the skin surface, a whitehead is formed. Whiteheads may show up as tiny white spots, or they may be so small that they are invisible to the naked eye. If they were invisible to the naked eye then I’d have no problem. Unfortunately, my whiteheads didn’t get that memo.

Lucky for all of us with skin, Boscia has come out with their own Willow Bark Spot Treatment. Unlike a goopy, slimey gel this is a neat, easy to apply pen applicator. Here’s what Boscia says “A convenient click pen for on-the-go spot treatment.Boscia Willow Bark Breakout Treatment To-Go pen contains a gel which helps provide relief from breakouts effectively and safely, even for sensitive skin.This preservative-free, botanically-rich proprietary formula offers a gentle and effective means to ensure your skin stays clear and healthy-looking.”

please post if your Boscia Willow Bark Spot Treatment to go worked even if you got a D ( in science!


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