Blackheads are a well-known form of acne. You must have seen only people with oily skin getting blackheads quite often; however, anyone can get them at any time in their life.

How are blackheads formed?

Blackheads are formed when the pores of your skin become clogged along with dead skin cells and excess oil from sebaceous glands in your body.

Blackheads, unlike whiteheads, create closed pores. Blackheads generally have the open surface, helping them create oxidation that is dark in color.

You may want to pinch or push the black plug out to get rid of them, doing so may result in unnecessary scarring or other damages to your skin.

The following tips and tricks to get rid of blackheads at home and prevent them from forming in the future.We Recommend to read about dermology cream as well.

1. Do not apply any home extraction methods including pore strips

As you probably already know that scratching popping or picking any type of acne is widely considered off-limits, you may still want to use one or the other form of extraction methods to get rid of blackheads.

You must have seen or noticed that there has been an increase in the use of extraction tools and masks that promise home-based post cleaning. These tools often remove the essential elements that actually help your skin in one or the other way.

These include hair follicles and natural oils. Removing these oils can cause dried or irritated skin.

Then there are other extraction methods including professional grade plastic or metallic tools. the key points to note here is Professional. The tools they use are often used by dermatologists with years of experience.

These tools can also cause scratches scars even wounds given in the hands of a novice.

2. Stay away from benzoyl peroxide

If it is about over-the-counter acne spot treatment, you may find most of the products containing benzoyl peroxide. Here, the problem is the benzoyl peroxide may or may not work for all types of blackheads or acne.

Benzoyl peroxide is best-suited for reducing swelling, which in case of blackheads is a marker of inflammatory acne. It can also help in getting rid of bacteria in a pimple.

Since blackheads are not particularly considered inflammatory and are mostly caused by bacteria of some or the other type, products like benzoyl peroxide main not prove to be a good choice for the treatment.

3. Use salicylic acid for cleansing

Instead of using benzoyl peroxide, you should prefer OTC products that mostly contain salicylic acid.

The reason why salicylic acid is considered a preferred ingredient for the treatment of whiteheads and blackheads is its ability to break down the materials (dead skin cells and excess oil) that clog pores.

In fact, a face wash with salicylic acid can help you remove excessive dirt oil and makeup.

While you still need to wash your face twice per day, using a cleanser with salicylic acid is highly recommended. You can always start using it before going to bed followed by using your regular face wash.

You should not be surprised when we tell you that your skin gets used to these products, it's better you try and use them in the morning as well as at night.

4. Start using a skin brush

Using a skin brush is highly recommended, as it helps you remove excess dead skin and oils off your skin. However, make sure to use this dress once a week only, as you would not want to cause irritation.

If you are already using AHA or BHA exfoliators, then don’t use your skin brush every day.

Based on your budget and needs, there is a wide variety of skin brushes available online as well as offline. You can also opt for an electric-based system or alternatively use a highly-affordable handheld brush.

Both these types of brushes are good for using along with your daily cleanser or face wash.

5. Start using a clay mask

Clay masks are highly recommended and a must-use for every individual with oily skin. Clay masks are well-known for easily retrieving dirt, oil, and other harmful elements from your skin pores.

If it is about blackheads, clay mask still do the job by loosening up or removing clogged pores.

You may easily find clay masks containing sulfur, which is another great ingredient to break down the dead skin cells that are responsible for making up blackheads.

Make sure you use a clay mask only once a week along with your weekly exfoliating treatment.

6. A chemical peeling is another good option

Chemical peels are widely used for anti-aging benefits, including reduction of fine lines and age spots. These peels usually contain AHAs and typically work by simply removing the surface of the skin.

As per the theory of chemical peel, you should be able to reveal a smoother fresh looking skin after going through the process.

Although chemical peel is not a traditional process for blackheads removal, it removes the dead layer of the skin and shrinks enlarged pores.

This process is pretty much useful and in tradition for people looking for anti-aging benefits.

7. Avoid sleeping in makeup

After partying for a long time, makeup removal is the last thing you would want to do at night. However, if you do not remove your makeup before sleeping, you are giving an open invitation to blackheads.

Real-time scenarios wherein you do not remove your makeup at night, even non-comedogenic makeup products can lead to clogged pores.

Not forget the eye makeup which can lead to irritated or infected eyes if left on overnight.

Over To You!

Blackheads can be highly irritating when not plugged out by a skin care professional or an expert dermatologist. However, make sure you do not overlook them at all.

Besides, no matter what product you use for makeup, make sure you remove it completely before getting into bed at night for the health of your skin.

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