Are you worry about how to treat blackheads on your face or your body? I am sure that you always want take care of your skin well, right?
Blackheads appear as some tiny black marks on the nose, forehead, other areas of the face, and your body as well. Though they look different to your average pimple, they are classed as a form of acne.
Some facts about blackheads:
- Blackheads could occur at any age. And, they are more common in teenage years but could persist or recur well into adulthood.
- Specific makeups may block pores resulting in acne. Always choose to make up that is marked as non-comedogenic.
- It is so hard to scrub blackheads out of the skin, especially if they are deep-seated. Rubbing excessively at the skin will do damage to the skin’s surface and disrupt the skin’s barrier function.
- Although pores cannot be shrunk, their appearance may be reduced or minimized.
- Blackheads look black due to oxidized material within the pore, not because of dirt.
Why do you get blackheads on your face?
All blackheads form in the same way: a pore grows blocked by a plug of sebum, dead skin cells, makeup, bacteria, and dirt. Blackheads can appear on your body if you:
• Dress sweaty clothes
• Are going through puberty, menopause, or another hormonal shift
• Have oily skin and do not shower frequently
• Use oil-rich skincare products only too many products
You need to wash your face twice a day with a gentle soap suitable for your skin to remove dirt, makeup, excess oil, and everything else that could clog pores if left on your skin. Just keep away from bar soaps. They also contain ingredients, like sodium bicarbonate, that can dry out the skin. And that too often leads to much excessive oil production.
A lot of brands will tell you that every single exfoliant, they clog your pores and treat blackheads. It is a lie.
The only exfoliant that can treat blackheads is salicylic acid.
Scrubs, the Clarisonic, glycolic acid only remove dead cells on the surface of your skin. Therefore, they could get rid of the black tip of the blackhead. However, if you do not remove the icky mixture that is still lodged deep into your pores, it is a matter of time before those blackheads come back.
Salicylic acid is different. It is oil-soluble. Therefore, it can penetrate the skin’s lipid barrier, get inside the pores, and remove all the gunk that is accumulating it there. And, it gets rid of the entire blackheads so that it won’t reappear again anytime soon.
If your skin’s oily or prone to blackheads, you should exfoliate regularly, or those pores will get clogged again before you can say “blackheads.”
Avoid a lot of greasy moisturizers
Rich moisturizers might godsends for dry skin, but they are so unuseful when you are trying to get rid of blackheads. All thickeners in the formulas could clog your pores, giving you blackheads and even pimples! Much better to stick to lightweight, gel-like methods.
Avoid irritating ingredients
Did you know skin tends to produce more oil when it is irritated? The worst culprits are:
- Citrusy extracts
Do not use pore strips
Same reason as scrubs: they can remove only the tip of the blackhead, not the whole thing. Plus, they are irritating as hell. Stay away!
Do not squeeze
Squeezing blackheads feels so good.
The problem is, it backfires: squeezing blackheads tears open the walls of the pores. Therefore, the bacteria inside can jump onto the skin and wreak even more damage. In other cause, you are causing more blemishes.
Squeezing encourages the little monsters to stick around longer.
They can call you from the mirror, distract you while you are at work, even catch your eye while you are driving. Blackheads are the enemy of teenagers everywhere, anathema to perfect skin, and a near-constant plague to people with oily complexions.
It is fascinating to pick at blackheads, pop them, or attempt to dig them out from under your skin. After all, they look like pockets of most dirt. However, squeezing blackheads is a recipe for skin disaster. Obtain the temptation and tackle the underlying problem instead.
If you really must squeeze, use an extractor:
- Clean the area thoroughly to sanitize it.
- Warm it up with a warm washcloth to soften skin.
- Pat dry.
- Place an extractor over the blackhead and gently press it down.
- If you still can’t extract it quickly, give up. You will damage the skin if you insist on keeping going.
- Clean the area with an antiseptic.
Absorb oil in your skin
If you do have oily skin that never stops producing too much fat, please soaks the excess up and away with many clay masks and oil-blotting papers. Do you want to know how to care for your oily skin?
So, how do you treat blackheads? Share your fave products and tips below.