Blackheads are a symptom of acne, a skin condition in which the pores of the skin become blocked. They are quite unflattering and a real bore.
So, I assume, you want them gone, however, if you’ve already tried this, you must have noticed that it is not an easy task. However, it’s not as if it is impossible altogether.
With a few simple and nifty tricks, you are going to learn how to remove your blackheads in no time.
1. Steam Them Out
In order to ever start considering getting those blackheads out, you will want to start opening up your pores. To do it as safe as possible and in the comfort of your home, I recommend using hot steam. Boil some water, put it in a skillet and position your face so that the steam will go directly into your face to open the pores.
2. Salicylic Acid
This is the ideal ingredient to dissolve your blackheads.
Salicylic acid as a medication is used to help remove the outer layer of the skin. As such it is used to treat warts, psoriasis, dandruff, acne, ringworm, and ichthyosis.
“Use a leave-on product to increase your exposure to the active ingredient, and continue use for several weeks.”
Exfoliating your face with oatmeal will make the process of removing your blackheads easier. Oatmeal helps you to get rid of dead skin cells.
Make a home-made mask out of oatmeal and yogurt, leave it on your face for 15 to 20 min, and then rinse with warm water. Repeat twice a week.
4. Floss Stick
Use disposable flossers to help extract your blackheads. Scrape your nose with the floss. You will notice that some white pus will start coming out of it. This is quite a cheap way to succeed in getting rid of your blackheads.
Watch the video below for a graphic representation!
Stop avoiding moisturizers. They can help you replenish the skin and prevent future blackheads from clogging pores. Just make sure that the skin maintains its proper balance. Choose the right moisturizer for your skin type.
* This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances.