Most of us have been plagued by the annoying presence of blackheads at some point in our life. They are created by a build up of excess oil in the pores that cannot make its way to the top to be cleansed out due to blockage, usually caused by dead skin cells. When this oil is exposed to oxygen, it turns a dark color. The difference between blackheads and whiteheads is the fact blackheads are only present in oily skin while whiteheads may be present on either oily or dry skin.
Male hormones, androgens, are the leading cause of blackheads followed by skin care products and makeup. The combination of these two factors is a sure recipe for the making of blackheads, and getting rid of them is not an easy task.
First method you should try to get rid of blackheads:
You should first try out when attempting to find out how to get rid of blackheads and before you try any blackhead remover tools is to simply wash your face ONCE or maybe TWICE a day with warm water. While you might feel like in order to get rid of blackheads you should wash your face every 10 minutes this is actually not a good idea because your skin will be more sensitive. So, only wash your face on a daily basis for a few days/weeks and see if this solves your problem. If it does not, you might want to try preventing and treating them by including a daily regiment of cleansing with a mild soap, acne cleansers, exfoliants and masks, or a combination of these techniques.
Using a blackhead remover & Squeezing them out
The most common way is to gently squeeze them out, but you should follow a procedure to ensure greater effectiveness and less damage to the skin in the process. Gently use a facial scrub to remove any dead skin which might be covering and helping clog the pores, then pat the skin dry gently. Place a warm compress over your face for about 10 to 15 minutes to gently enlarge the pores and soften the blackhead making the removal easier. Again, gently pat your face dry. Using a couple of tissues on each finger, gently squeeze with even pressure from both sides from the base of the blackhead and upwards to force it out safely without damaging the skin. If it does not remove easily do not keep forcing it as you could cause bruising and scarring and make the blackhead worse.
Using an effective blackhead removal cream
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Going back to removing blackheads manually, you must remember at all times when cleansing or attempting to remove blackheads, to never apply too much force or be too forceful in scrubbing as this will only irritate the skin aggravating the condition and possibly making it worse in the end.
Other possible solutions to how to get rid of blackheads might be to try a few home remedies for blackheads that might prove to be effective for you. If you would like an e book on how to do so you might want to check out “acne no more” which is full of mainly nutrition tips that should help you get rid of blackheads (and most acne symptoms) quickly. Similar to the previously mentioned acne cream, this e book also contains a 60 day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Personally, it is what helped me get rid of my acne very quickly (within 2 weeks so I definitely knew it was not a fluke since I was dealing with acne, blackheads and pimples for at least 2-3 years before).
To recap, here are all the steps you should take to get rid of blackheads (not necessarily together):
- Wash you face regularly
- Either buy a blackhead remover if you feel like you need a quick but not permanent solution (however it might do some swelling so do not remove them the day before an important event, preferably 2-3 days before)
- Try a blackhead removal cream
- Change your diet based on a nutritionists advice, if you are lacking in essential vitamins for your skin this can definitely help, and more quickly than you might expect (You might want to combine this step with using a blackhead remover).
You might have heard about using pore strips but this is not a highly recommended method for several reasons. The warnings on the product tell you to only use the strips on the nose and not to use them on swollen, irritated or sunburned skin. Also if the strip is too difficult to remove, it should be wet first then removed carefully. It only removes the superficial blackhead (leaving the deeper portion) and possible health skin with it and is only a temporary fix as a solution to how to remove blackheads, you will not be getting rid of them!
If you instead have pimples or whiteheads make sure to check out our other posts on these topics such as how to get rid of white heads and how to get rid of pimples for more information on these specific acne topics.