How to Get Rid of Blackheads for Good
There is no single deep, dark secret for getting rid of blackheads. The good news is that, unlike their more difficult cosmetic cousins the whiteheads, blackheads respond to simple treatment you can do at home. Here are some tips based on the best information for what works to treat blackheads so you can get them gone for good with simple home health care.
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Carefully choose your makeup
In order to cover up blackheads you might want to use oil free and non-comedogenic makeup. However while you're in the process of get rid of blackheads using any kind of makeup is not recommended. Your skin breaths just like you and covering your pores will make the healing much more longer. Go with mineral makeup if possible and if you find a great brand that has remedies for blackheads stick to it.
One of the best blackhead removal home remedies is exposing the face and affected areas to hot steam. Add a few drops of tree tea oil in the hot water and take steam for about 5 minutes, doing so will open up the clogged pores and get rid of blackheads. Do not squeeze and get rid of blackheads, as it can lead to swelling and redness.
Apply a hot towel to a stubborn blackhead.
Steam and the warmth from the towel will make the blackhead rise to the surface, making it easier to extract and less abrasive for the surrounding skin. Hold the towel on the blackhead for a couple minutes and dry the area completely.
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greasy hair touching the face of your skin can spread infection and in some cases encourage the spread of blackheads. Keeping your hair away from your face may help keep blackheads to a minimum.
Use pore strips.
Put a tissue paper on the tip of both of your forefingers. Place your fingers near the blackhead and push down and up on the skin. Do not use too much pressure. You can also use pore strips. Place a strip on the blackheads and let it stay there for 10 minutes. Slowly and gently pull it out. You will see excess oil and dirt on the strip.
See a dermatologist If all else fails, a derm can really help you out. They can prescribe things like Retin-A, antibiotics or Accutane, which can all help with get rid of blackheads. Procedures like microdermabrasion are also said to be effective, but I recommend trying the above steps first because the problem can usually clear itself up without these extreme treatments.
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Cleanse your face.
Cleanse your face twice daily, in the morning and at night. Remember that blackheads are caused by oil-buildup so it is important to keep your face clean and free from excess oil. This is the best way to start getting rid of blackheads. Choose a facial cleanser that contains salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. These ingredients help unclog pores and prevent too much oil production.
Do a clay mask once a week This is only for those of you with oily or combination skin. Dry skin, obviously, needs all the oil it can get. Blackheads are partially caused by excess oil on your face, so if you have greasy skin, a good quality clay mask will help sop up some of the grease and keep your pores clearer. Using it once a week is enough – you don't want to over-dry your skin, because this could lead to even more problems!
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Salicylic and Glycolic Acid:
"The best way to break down oil in clogged pores is by using beta-hydroxy acid (salicylic) or combination peels containing salicylic acid," says Dr. MacGregor. "It is lipophilic (attracted to fat/oils) and concentrates at the surface of the pore to dissolve the plugs. Consistent use will prevent the blackheads before they form and help clear existing pores." Additionally, glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid which is derived from sugar cane, helps clear dead skin and debris on the surface. These two work well in tandem.
apply lemon juice (or lime juice) directly to blackheads and pimples before bed and first thing in the morning
applying a mixture of lemon juice and honey to your blackheads and leave on for 10 to 15 minutes. This is reputed to one of the more effective home remedies for acne and blackheads
Tea Tree Oil:
apply pure tea tree oil to affected areas once a day. This is a PROVEN means of treating blackheads and acne pimples
Another popular technique on how to get rid of blackheads is to use an egg white mask. While it does not sound very appealing, many women have sworn to the efficacy of this method. Egg whites are spread all over a clean face using fingers or paintbrush. The first layer should be dry before applying another layer. The mask should then be allowed to dry for 15 minutes. After the mask has relatively hardened, use a warm and moist cloth to remove the mask gently.