How to Get Rid of Blackheads

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How to Get Rid of Blackheads

Category : Beauty

Royal Black MaskIf you want to know how to get rid of blackheads, you’ve come to the right place.  These blemishes are usually appear on oily skin, and are sometimes very difficult to remove.  They often form in hair follicles.  They can appear on any part of the body, but are most commonly found on the nose.  Blackheads are usually most severe during the teen years, but you can get them at any age.

How to Get Rid of Blackheads by Squeezing

The most commonly used method to remove blackheads is to squeeze them.  Gently squeezing a blackhead is fine, but if you need to apply more than gentle pressure, you risk damaging your skin.  Squeezing is sometimes more effective when done immediately following a shower.  You can also try placing a warm, damp washcloth over your face for about fifteen minutes to help open up your pores before squeezing.

How to Remove Blackheads with a Blackhead Remover

Some people recommend getting rid of blackheads with a blackhead extractor.  These tools are inexpensive and help make removing blackheads easier.  There are different styles of blackhead removers.  The simplest kind is a metal tool with a small bowl-shaped end that has a hole in it.  You place the hole over the blackhead and press down to remove it.

Another type of blackhead remover is a product like the Clean & Clear Blackhead Eraser, which exfoliates dead skin and helps remove dirt, oil, and dead skin from your pores.  This product uses a medicated pad combined with vibration to clear clogged pores.  Other pore cleansers use a mist to clean out pores.  These cleansers often use a suction cup to apply pressure to help remove oil and dirt from your pores.

How to Remove Blackheads with Pore Strips

You must wash your face before using pore strips.  Make sure the area where you are going to apply the royal black mask strip is thoroughly wet, then peel the backing off the strip and place it, smooth side down, on your face.  The strip will not stick if your face is not wet enough.  Leave the strip in place until it is dry (about 10-15 minutes) and then slowly peel it off.  You will be able to see how well it worked by looking at the underside of the strip after you remove it.

How to Get Rid of Blackheads for Good

The best blackhead treatment of all is a preventative routine that helps keep blackheads from forming at all.  Since blackheads are caused by excess oil in the skin, the first step is to keep your skin from getting oily.  If you are using any oil-based makeup or skin care products, discontinue using them immediately and switch to water-based products.  You can also help fight blackheads by using a cleanser that contains at least 2.5% benzoyl peroxide and applying an acne-fighting product containing salicylic acid to your face once or twice per day.


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