Blackheads and Whiteheads

Posted by Samantha (Clifton, TX) on 12/14/2007

Actually I have a question. Is there anything that will get rid of blackheads and whiteheads (I considered whiteheads the hard white bumps under the skin)?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

Dear Samantha: Yes, that's a good description for whiteheads. First, the blackheads are caused by excess of the oil producing glands of the skin. When the oil is oxidized in presence of air, it becomes black. If the oil is not oxidized by the oil because it is deep in the skin, it becomes white. Therefore, both gets oxidized by differently the black comes from the melanin on the surface of the skin, while melanin is not yet reacted if it is still deep in the pores.

Whatever the description excess sebum production or oil production is due to a zinc deficiency. The best zinc is zinc acetate, or zinc citrate or zinc gluconate. These will reduce the excess oil production thus stopping the whiteheads and blackheads.

The other issue appears that the oils in the body gets oxidized to quickly. This indicates that the person eats acid forming food and the foods eaten tend to be oily also. The quick oxidation oils is due to the body's antioxidant to be quite low. Therefore taken vitamin E and sodium ascorbate will help.

However, some dietary control measures are also helpful such as avoiding acid forming foods from fried chicken, bread, fried foods, chocolates, cocoa (cocoa and chocolate is high in copper and reduces the body's available zinc), white flour, cakes, cheeses, pastries, cookies, pizza, coffee, and coke. Whole fruits and green vegetables will help. Taking some meat in 20% of the diet is moderately safe, but those meats should be from fishes or chicken and preferable boiled, oven baked, or steamed.

I have found that taking fulvic acid added to the drinking water, or even adding 1/4 teaspoon of natural sea salt in one liter of drinking water to also help this condition by causing the balances in minerals instead of imbalances. A pinch of baking soda added to the drinking water also helps improve the quality of the drinking water. The best form of drinking water to take is actually an R.O. water with 1/4 teaspoon of natural sea salt and a pinch of baking soda.

Most water, even WITH a filtered water is often a contamination in itself since the old copper, in presence of microbes tend to cause a generation of excess heavy free radical metals in the drinking water. It is all too common fact that this might also be one of the leading cause of whitehead and blackhead from excess free radical production causing the body's to oxidized the oil too rapidly.