How To Remove Blackheads

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BLACKHEAD

A blackhead is a bump on the skin, usually yellow or black in color that occurs as a result of excessive production of oil. This excess oil builds up inside our pores and can be exacerbated by the dirt our faces and bodies are exposed to as well as other irritants such as make-up, perspiration, lotions and other products we apply on our skin.

When blackheads are infected, they become swollen and turn into pimples. Infection usually occurs when people try to take out the blackhead by squeezing or vigorously scrubbing the area. Improper hygiene also contributes to this condition.

HOW TO REMOVE BLACKHEADS – 3 SIMPLE STEPS

There is an efficient way to remove blackheads without making the condition worse. Follow these 3 steps and you should be well on your way to better looking skin.

1. Wash Your Face

The first thing you need to do is to wash your face with a facial cleanser, preferably one that contains benzoyl peroxide as an ingredient. Benzoyl peroxide works to exfoliate the skin so that dirt and dead skin cells are washed away. Massage the cleanser onto your face with your fingers for several minutes. Remember not to forcefully scrub your face as this will irritate the skin.

Rinse your face thoroughly and dry it with a towel using a gentle, patting motion. After this, you will need to steam your face as this helps soften the blackheads and will later make for easier extraction of the bump. If you do not have a facial steamer, you can use warm water to rinse your face.

2. Clear Your Blackheads

The most common technique for taking out blackheads is to use a blackhead remover. This is usually a metal stick with a hole at the end. When using equipment to extract blackheads, make sure they are thoroughly cleansed and sterilized.

Position the hole over the blackhead and exert mild pressure until you see the blackhead come out. Take utmost care in using the extractor as too much pressure can lead to scarring. Once you have taken out the blackheads, put on an antibacterial ointment to keep the area from getting infected.

If you are not too keen on using an extractor, you can also apply a mask on your face. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes before washing it off with warm water.

For a quick fix, you can also use pores strips which are sheets of paper with some sort of mixture at the bottom that helps peel off blackheads from your face. Some types of pore strips can be placed directly on the nose, others require you to wet the strip to activate the mixture and make it stick to your nose. Peel off the strip after 10 minutes. This is a convenient way to get rid of blackheads although take note that this solution is temporary.

3. Cleanse Your Face Regularly

In order to prevent the blackheads from recurring, make it a habit to regularly cleanse your face. A good skin care regimen involves the use of a facial wash, toner and moisturizer.




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