How to get rid of blackheads?

ok do anybody know how to get rid of blackheads? any products or tips? thanks!

Answer #1

Try to avoid squeezing or popping it, unless it has an obvious white or yellow top to it. You’re only increasing the swelling and may cause an infection.

Step 2: Apply an over the counter treatment with benzoyl peroxide in it. The peroxide releases oxygen that kills the bacteria in the acne. Make sure you apply it around the area with the acne to prevent your acne from spreading.

Step 3: Use a hot mask to widen pores and loosen dirt and bacteria in acne. Then use an astringent to rinse them away. Finally, use a splash of cold water to shrink your pores and prevent bacteria from re-entering your pores. Step 4: Discuss products such as Zeno with your dermatologist. Zeno claims to get rid of acne by heating up the acne. It claims to get rid of acne within a few hours. Step 5: Remember that no one is 100 percent sure what causes acne. Acne likely appears for a variety of reasons including hormones, stress, using oily products, not removing make-up and simple toxins in your food and environment. To get rid of acne completely, you may need to change your life style.

Answer #2

I was going to say the same as wannabee but have also just found this advice on the web:

  1. Blackheads

Let’s face it! Blackhead removal seems to be the most difficult part of maintaining healthy skin. There’s no easy way to get rid of these annoying blemishes. However, there are some helpful tips to prevent and get rid of blackheads when necessary.

What is a Blackhead? Blackheads are technically referred to as open comedones. These bumps are often indented and may look like tiny plugs. The confusion over blackheads and whiteheads has to do with the fact that blackheads accompany oily skin where whiteheads could be present on oily or dry skin.

What Causes Blackheads? A blackhead is caused by excess oil that has clogged a pore. This clog occurs when the built-up oil is unable to flow to the surface of the skin due to a misshapen or impaired pore and dead skin cells blocking the way. When the pore is open, the oil is exposed to oxygen, which reacts and turns it a dark color, resulting in a black head.

Hormones are the leading cause of increased oil production. An increase in the male hormones, androgens, will increase the natural production of oil in your skin causing more oil to build up in the pores, often times resulting in the appearance of black heads.

The next big culprit in blackhead formation is the use of skin-care products or make-up. These products will mix with your body’s natural oil and add to the build-up that can block pores.

Whitehead and blackhead pimple formation seems to be a predisposed condition that is aggravated or increased when combined with the above toxins.

  1. Blackhead Prevention There are many things that you can do to prevent blackheads from appearing on your face. Most involve cleansing and some require the use of medications.

Avoid using creamy, greasy, and thick (emollient) products. This alone will greatly lessen your chances of sprouting blackheads. Use a gentle and water-soluble cleanser.

DO NOT use bar soap!!! The ingredients that hold soap in a bar form can clog the pores in your skin. They can also cause skin cells to flake off prematurely and clog the pores. If you have dry skin you will need to use a cleanser that has a bit of moisturizer in it, but be careful! The excess moisturizers can cause an increase in oil on your skin.

Exfoliate to eliminate dead skin cells. If there are no skin cells to clog the pores, the natural oil is able to flow through freely. Exfoliation also removes the built up dead cells from inside the pores that cause them to become misshapen and more-easily clogged.

Using an exfoliant that contains 1% or 2% beta hydroxy acids (BHA or Salicylic Acid) will penetrate the lining of the pore. If you are unable to use BHAs, you could use products containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), however these acids are only good for surface exfoliation because they do not penetrate the pore lining.

Absorb excess oil. If you have oily skin, try using a clay mask that does not contain mint, peppermint or other irritating ingredients. This will absorb the oil that may clog the poor. If you have dry skin, this is not necessary because pimples on dry skin are caused by oil inside the pore, not on the surface of the skin. Also, oil-absorbing papers may help to reduce the oil in your pores.

Visit your dermatologist. Retinoids, which are a form of Vitamin A, can help regulate the pore shape which will keep oil flowing normally. The most common retinoids are tretinoin and adapalene, found in prescriptions such as Avita, Renova, Retin-A, Tazorac, and Differin.

Other medications. Hormone blockers and low-dose birth control pills can lower levels of androgens (the male hormone) and Accutane should be discussed with your physician in severe cases of oily skin and breakouts.

  1. Blackhead Removal Though the best way to remove blackheads is an area of contention, the most common method for getting rid of blackheads is to gently squeeze them. Removing the “stuff” inside of the blackhead helps the skin because you are relieving the pressure which causes the damage.

We know it can be nearly impossible to leave a blemish alone so here are some tips for gentle blackhead removal:

Use a mild scrub or exfoliant to remove any dead cells and expose the blackhead. Pat your face dry. Place a slightly warm compress on your face for approximately 10-15 minutes in order to soften the blackhead, making it easier to remove. Pat your face dry again. Place a piece of tissue on the tip of each finger to avoid slipping, which could tear the skin and cause further damage. Gently apply even pressure to both sides of the blackhead by pushing down, then up around the blemish. You’re trying to apply the pressure from underneath the blackhead. Only attempt this once or twice. If it does not “pop”, you may bruise the skin, make the blackhead worse, and could cause scarring.

PORE STRIPS: Using pore strips to remove blackheads is not recommended for many reasons:

The warnings on the box tell you not to use them on swollen, irritated, sunburned skin; not to use them on excessively dry skin; and not to use them on any area other than the nose. Also, the warnings state that if the strip is too difficult to remove, you should add water and remove carefully.

Removing the superficial blackheads, along with some healthy skin, will only help temporarily.

Repeated use of pore strips can cause irritation and future breakouts. The adhesive on the strips can tear or injure the skin, especially if you are using an acne medication such as those listed above, or if you naturally have thin skin due to psoriasis, rosacea, or seborrhea.

Vacuum blackhead removers and blackhead extractors are not recommended for the same reasons as the pore strips. Because blacheads are caused by excessive oil production clogging the pores, the most effective way to get rid of blackheads is to control oil on the face by using mild cleansers and by balancing your hormones.

Answer #3

Will putting alcohol on my blackheads on my nose,dry them out and make them easier to be removed?

Answer #4

Face scrub

Answer #5

go to a makeup store (they have them at sephora) also most body shops (like the body shop) have these things called “face brushes” they’re little brushes that are very soft and you just gently rub them around your black heads area, do this a few times with water, use a oil rfee moisturizer, and your blackhead free!

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