Blackheads probably represent the worst nightmare of most people, when it comes to the skin on their face, but the truth is that everyone will get them at some point. No matter how hard we try to keep our skin clear, sebum, which is the oil our skin naturally produces, will get blocked eventually inside the pores, leading to the creation of blackheads. While blackheads are nasty and unaesthetic, there are ways to remove them and enjoy a clearer skin. If you are interested in effective blackhead removal, then just take a look below and learn how to maintain a great looking skin at all times.
The first thing you should know is that you cannot remove a blackhead just like that. You can end up hurting your skin and provoke skin lesions, which is not the way to go. If you want to get rid of blackheads efficiently, meaning that you completely remove the blockage inside your pores and not just the black top of the blackhead, then you need to relax your pores. You can achieve this by applying a hot compress on your skin, which should be hot enough to avoid any skin burns. The heat will open up your pores, so any dirt that is trapped inside will be easier to remove. Hold the compress on your skin for 10 minutes only.
Apply a mask for blackheads removal or a strip for the same purpose, while the skin on your face is still damp. The moisture will help the products adhere to your skin better, so they will end up being more effective at doing their job. Still, do have in mind that not all blackheads will be removed this way, although a good part of them can be cleared off by using this method. Some of them are more stubborn, so you will have to intervene if you want them gone for good. For this, you will have to use your fingertips to push the blackheads out by squeezing your skin gently. Just don’t use your fingernails, as your skin can get damaged this way. If they don’t come out this way, don’t overdo it, as you will harm your skin. Instead, apply the hot compress once more and try cleaning out the blackheads immediately after removing the compress.
Once you are done with this process, you need to take care of the pores, which will be exposed and vulnerable at this point. You can apply salicylic acid, if you want a more in-depth cleaning, as this acid can get into places where your fingers can. It will break down the sebum produced by your skin, keeping the pores from getting clogged again in the near future. You can try applying the hot compress again if you want to see if there are more blackheads that can be removed. Finally, use a facial toning lotion because it has astringent properties and will shrink the pores before they get any dust inside.
If your skin is red, due to the procedure, you can use a few ice cubes wrapped in a clean cloth or towel gently applied on the affected areas. The coolness of the ice will calm down your skin and reduce the inflammation.
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