A whitehead on the lower eyelid should not be popped as the bacteria, pus or fluid resulting can infect the skin and the eye, according to WebMD. In most cases, the whitehead pimple may be an abscess known as a stye. More »

The material inside of a whitehead includes a collection of sebum oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. The sebaceous glands of the skin secrete oil into skin pores to help flush out dead skin cells. Too much sebum oil can ... More »

Consequences of popping whiteheads include rupturing the follicle wall and allowing infected debris into the dermis, according to About.com. Popping whiteheads also increases the chances of scarring, worsens the blemish ... More »

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The material inside of a whitehead includes a collection of sebum oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. The sebaceous glands of the skin secrete oil into skin pores to help flush out dead skin cells. Too much sebum oil can ... More »

An eye cyst is a lump that forms on the eyelid when the gland within the skin is inflamed, explains WebMD. The lump is commonly warm, red and painful and grows over days or weeks. Glands commonly become blocked with oil ... More »

An infected zit or pimple occurs when the pressure of squeezing or popping forces dirt, debris and bacteria deeper into the skin. Pimples are defined as small, localized infections of the oil glands, usually due to over-... More »

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Clearasil products with benzoyl peroxide as the active ingredient work by killing acne-causing bacteria on the skin and promoting the turnover of dead skin cells. Clearasil products containing salicylic acid work by impr... More »