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Everything You Need To Know To Get Rid Of Blackheads

Do you suffer from deep blackheads on your nose? Well, these are no problem for the follow remedies.

Even thought all pimples are no fun, blackhead can be the most annoying to deal with. Not only are they hard to hide and abundant, they also just keep coming back. And unlucky for us, masks don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, so blackheads are going to be popping up even more lately.

Before you go ahead and get your finger into position to squeeze them away, please step away from your mirror and keeping reading.

What are blackheads?

They are pores that are usually filled with oil/sebum, debris and dread skin cells. Blackheads are often assumed to be dirt that has been trapped, but it has nothing to with cleanlines – so don’t go scrubing your face as you may end up doing more damage than actually helping to treat blackheads. 

How do you treat blackheads?

There are plenty of ways that you can treat and prevent blackheads, but the best source of treatment is to use medicated products such as; cleansers, face wash, serums. Whether you suffer from blackheads on your cheeks, nose, forehead or back, here are 7 ways that will hopefully help:

1. Use benzoyl peroxide- It helps to dissolve the dead skin cells above the top of the pimple, this helps to open it up.

2. Use steam- Firstly, steam your face to open you pores. Glently press on the sides of the blackhead with two cotton swabs. Make sure you don’t attempt to remove deep blackhead, as this can cause tramua and scarring of your skin.

3. To get rid of blackheads overnight with two-step process- Start by using a pore strip first, follow by applying salicylic acid gel just before bed. 

4. Pore strips to get rid of blackheads on your nose- Pore strips are adhesive that drys by attaching to the oil, serum and dead skin cells. To remove the dirtby taking off the strip. {Tip: if you are prone to getting blackheads on your nose, then regularly use salicylic acid cleanser or serum on the area. 

5. Salicylic acid- Ingredients such as; beta-hydroxy acid and salicylic acid are great at helping to remove blackheads. This is beacuse it’s oil soluble is able to deeply penetrate pores and oil glands in order to break up the debris and sebum.

6. Have you given powerful retinoids a try- Have you tried everything but nothing seems to work, well why no try giving retinoid products a try. ‘Retinoid can change the way your skin cells by developing from the inside out, to prevent the clogging of pores and that simply how acne  forms.’ Products containing retinoids can be available over-the-counter as well as prescription strength. (Bouns: It can also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.)

7. Make sure to be gentle with blackheads on you cheeks- If you suffer from blackheads on your cheeks, you may fine that your skin might become drier more easily and perphaps more sensitive to retinoids, benzoyl peroxide or salicylic. By using them in smaller quantities, can prevent our skin from drying out or becoming irritated.

Preventing the blackheads from forming

I’m sorry to say that you can’t get rid of blackheads permanently. But saying that you can prevent future pimples by maintaining a consistent skincare routine and incorporating some of the tips from above. One of the most important ways to help with blackheads is to alway remember to remove all make up at night and wash your face twice daily. Another way to help with blackheads is to address underlying hormonal issues and elimate any thick occlusive creams, makeup or hair products if you think they may be an underlying cause. Also don’t forget to moisturise, as it’s important for all skin types- make sure you choose a formula that is oil-free and non-comedogenic. 

Do you suffer from blackheads? What have found to be the best way to get treat and prevent blackheads?