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How are blackheads formed?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Blackheads are the result of pores clogged by oil and dead skin cells. When the oil is exposed to the air, the top of the plugged follicle turns black.

 

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