How to Get Rid of Blackheads
If you need to learn how to get rid of blackheads, I provide five easy blackhead removal methods in the article below. Follow the tips provided to get your clear skin back!
What Are Blackheads?
- Blackheads are caused by excess oil that has clogged a pore and the best way of getting rid of them is something that everyone who has ever been afflicted with them wants to find out!
- These blemishes seem to appear out of nowhere just when you want to look your best.
- They are most likely to show up on the oily parts of the face: the nose, chin and forehead.
- They look like tiny black plugs; the open pore exposes the trapped oil to the oxygen in the atmosphere, which is what turns it black.
- A common misconception is that blackheads are dirt or that you get them by having dirty skin—this is definitely not the case.
1. Use Pore Strips, Especially For Blackheads on the Nose
Blackhead strips or pore strips as they are sometimes called are very popular for dealing with blackheads on the nose.
- Take care when using this removal method, especially when removing the strip from your nose, some people are allergic to the adhesive used in these pore strips which can cause redness and irritation.
- If you have never used these before, it would be a good idea to apply one in an inconspicuous place, like the crook of your elbow, and leave for the recommended time before removing. If no skin reaction has occurred by the next day, the strips are probably safe to use on your skin.
- If you experience pain or discomfort during or after use, stop using the strips immediately.
2. Use a Facial Scrub to Bring Blackheads to the Surface
One of the best ways to get rid of blackheads is to gradually bring them to the surface of the skin by using a daily facial scrub and exfoliating regularly.
- Once it appears on the surface, take a piece of tissue and hold it over the blemish.
- Use the tips of both index fingers to apply even pressure to either side.
- Try to apply the pressure from underneath the blemish.
- If the blackhead does not "pop" after a couple of attempts, leave it alone.
3. Use a Blackhead Extractor Tool
Another blackhead removal method is extraction, using a specially designed tool. Many dermatologists use this method.
- To use a comedone extractor at home, take great care and ensure that you do not press too hard as this could result in long term damage to your skin and even scar your face.
- Always make sure that the tool is sterile before you use it and take the time to read the directions.
- If you place the extractor tool over the blackhead and place tissue between it and your skin, the blackhead should just pop out easily.
4. Use a Vacuum Blackhead Removal Tool
My own personal favorite for getting rid of the blackheads just on the sides of my nose that have plagued me from time to time, since I was a teenager, is the. This tool is so easy to use, gentle and effective. It painlessly removed the blemish with powerful suction. Panasonic Pore Cleanser
My top tip, from experience, would be to gently steam your face either with a facial steamer or in a warm bath or shower first. This will help to loosen the little plugs we call blackheads and open the pores a little to make removal easier and more effective.
What Method Do You Use When You Have Blackheads?
Keeping excess oil from the skin is the only way to clear your skin of these annoying blemishes and prevent more comedones from appearing in the future. Unfortunately, there are no miracle cures.
It may take a little time before you see results, but it will work. Now that you know how to get rid of blackheads, it is only a matter of time before you have clear, blemish-free skin.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.