Skip Nav
Beauty Tips
Meet the 14 Geniuses Behind Your Favorite Beauty Products
Kim Kardashian
Is Kim Kardashian Launching a New Makeup Collection?
Pucker Up This Halloween With Easy, Festive Pumpkin Lip Art

Definition of Comedone

Definition: Comedone

I know that none of you squeeze your pimples, right? But if, hypothetically, you did, you'd be dislodging comedones — that gunk that oozes out of your blackheads and whiteheads. Comedones are little plugs of debris that stop up and irritate your hair follicle, causing a pimple, and they're usually a mixture of sebum and dead skin cells. A blackhead is an open comedone, and a whitehead or pustule is a closed comedone. Sort of a gross lesson, but good to know, right?

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Toner Hacks For a Cleaner and Clearer Complexion
Turmeric Beauty Benefits
Halloween Makeup Can Be Bad For Skin
Celebrity Beauty Campaigns 2016
What Would I Look Like With Botox?
Beauty Products You Shouldn't Use Too Much Of
Best Skin Care Products From Reddit

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds