Blackheads can be very annoying and can make your otherwise perfect face look unclean and ugly. And while there are plenty of standard procedures available to take care of these tiny nuisances, a homemade remedy would be what works best!
Here is an excellent home remedy to take care of blackheads for good! Follow this procedure regularly (at least twice every month) to make sure that your face remains free from these blemishes.
How To Get Rid Of Blackheads
Face Wash, Exfoliation & Scrub
The first step towards removing a blackhead would involve washing the face with an exfoliating agent. Use a mild exfoliating agent as a strong one could cause irritation if you tend to have sensitive skin. For example, a mild benzoyl peroxide solution can be used as an exfoliating agent for all skin types.
Wash your face thoroughly with water first and then the exfoliating agent. This would make sure that external impurities are washed off beforehand. The exfoliating agent would then act on the dead skin cells on the area and loosen them, thereby exposing the blackhead underneath.
The exfoliating agent would also loosen up the blackheads from their roots, thereby making it easier for you to remove them when scrubbing. Make sure that you don’t scrub too hard as you might damage healthy skin cells in the process.
Exposure to Steam
Boil some water and pour it in a bowl. Add some tea tree oil to the water and keep your face close to the bowl so that the steam that rises from it hits your face directly. While the steam would open up the pores in the skin, the tea tree oil would act as an antibacterial agent and remove all kinds of impurities from your face, including blackheads.
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After about 10 minutes of steaming, the skin on your face would have become soft and supple. And this would be the perfect time to remove the blackheads. Accordingly, you can use any one of the several methods to remove blackheads.
For example, you can use pore strips that you can apply over the affected area and then peel off afterwards. And even though this is one of the most common methods to remove blackheads, it does come with its own set of drawbacks.
Pore strips can cause skin aggravations and inflammation, especially if you have sensitive skin. Pore strips would also not stop blackheads completely and can be applied only on the nose and the T zone.
Another way to remove blackheads would be to use a blackhead extractor. Make sure you use one only if you know how to handle it though. And make sure that you sterilize the extractor both before and after using it.
Accordingly, place the hole of the instrument right above the blackhead. Press gently and remove the blackhead. Be extremely careful as you do this so that you don’t damage the skin in the process. After you have removed the blackheads completely, apply some antiseptic cream over the respective areas to avoid rashes or irritation.
If you are wary of using an extractor or a pore strip, you can always opt for a blackhead removing mask or scrub. Apply the mask to the face and leave it on for about 10 minutes (enough time for the contents of the mask to absorb the oil in the blackheads) before washing it off with lukewarm water.
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