How to remove blackheads

by Lawrencia Jones

Blackhead is one of the most common skin problems. A Blackhead is basically a form of acne which drains slowly into skin pores and blackens, due to exposure to the sunlight or on oxidation. Blackheads commonly appear in the chin, forehead and sides of the nostrils on the face. The main cause of it is pollution, improper hygiene and excessive production of oil in skin, but it is possible to prevent them.

Here are certain steps which will help you to remove blackheads.

The first thing you need to do is to wash your face daily with water and a good cleanser at least twice a day. It is advisable to massage the cleanser onto your face with your fingers for several minutes. Water is also a great remedy for blackheads. Therefore you should drink plenty of water. As oil is one cause of blackheads thus you should always apply oil free moisturizers on your skin.

You can also remove blackhead by gently squeezing them out. In this technique first of all apply a facial scrub on your skin which removes the dead skin. Then pat the skin dry. After that place a warm compress over your face for about 10 to 15 minutes to enlarge the pores and soften the blackhead. Again, gently pat your face dry. Then using a couple of tissues on each finger, gently squeeze with even pressure from both sides from the base of the blackhead and upwards to force it out safely. If it does not remove easily do not keep forcing it as it may damage your skin.

One another method for remove blackhead is the use a blackhead remover. It is a metal stick with a hole at the end. Position the hole over the blackhead then slowly press it until the blackhead come out.

Blackhead removing strips are also available in market but they are not a highly recommended solution to remove blackheads. If you are trying this method it is good to read the instruction carefully write on the product.

Although blackhead is a very common problem but most of the people are not aware about them. They don’t know how to control and prevent them. By taking regular care of the skin you can get rid of them. It is essential to keep the skin free of blackheads if you want a healthy and glowing skin.

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