Blackheads and whiteheads:
Blackheads are most common forms of acne. They appear when pores become clogged and dead skin cells or excess oil deposit here. Any skin type can get blackheads but oily skin gets more chances of it. They have open surfaces.
Whiteheads create closed pores and causes to create an oxidation that is dark in color.
They both may be tempting to try to pinch or push the black plug out. They can cause scarring and other serious damage to your skin. It’s better to use healthy tips to remove them instead of other tips which can damage your skin. There are 12 ways and tips to get rid of blackheads which are given below:
Avoid pore strips and other home extraction methods:
There are different ways to get rid of blackheads by picking, scratching and popping acne. But it’s better to not use these kinds of tips. In recent years, dermatologists have introduced many of the pore strips, uptick of mask and extraction tools that help to remove blackheads and clean pores.
Pore strips and masks are more favorable to remove blackheads from the pores but when you are using these masks they also giving you other problems which you may don’t observe at that time. When you strip the blackheads to pick out from the skin, unconsciously your important elements of skin also remove with them. Elements as natural oils and hair follicles may remove with blackheads. They cause dry out your skin and also causes irritation which results in the disturbance in sebaceous glands and produce more blackheads.
On the other hand, extraction method can also be used by dermatologists who are trained. In this method, they use different professional-grade metal and plastic tools. Without scratching your skin they help to remove blackheads.
Don’t use more benzoyl peroxide:
You can observe many of the acne spot treatments mostly they all contain benzoyl peroxide. Even they don’t consult to doctor and don’t have idea that it’s not suitable for all skin types.
Benzoyl peroxide function is to remove the factors which cause acne. They help to reduce swelling and inflammatory acne and underlying bacteria in a pimple. Anyhow blackheads are not inflammatory and don’t cause by bacteria so benzoyl may not much good for them.
Cleanse with salicylic acid:
Try to avoid products with benzoyl peroxide and use OTC products which are having salicylic acid. The cleanser with salicylic acid helps you to remove blackheads more quickly. It works by breaking down the materials which cause clog pores by depositing excess oil and dead skin cells. It’s better to use cleanser which has salicylic acid on daily basis to clean dirt, oil and makeup and other kind of stuff.
When you start use of cleanser with salicylic acid, use it once a day. You can also use it in morning or at night. When you become a regular use of it so can also use it in both times but if that is suited to your skin. Many people are sensitive to use salicylic acid so they may won’t able to use it in fewer times in a month. If you will continue the use so you may get side effects of it.
Gently exfoliate with AHAs and BHAs:
In the past, there were some ways to get rid of blackheads but people supposed that exfoliating causes negative effects on acne. This is true but only for inflammatory acne as they cause more redness and irritation.
Regular exfoliation can also help to remove extra amounts of dead skin cells which lead clogged. When you are exfoliating so make sure that you are gently removing existing blackheads otherwise you can get rashes and redness. The most important thing is to not use a harsh kind of scrubs instead of that try to use alpha and beta hydroxyl acids (AHAs and BHAs). In common Glycolic acid is the common type of AHA and salicylic acid is a prominent BHA. BHAs are widely available everywhere and it’s also more affordable.
These both work same by removing the dead skin layer and to improve the appearance of wrinkles and age spots as well. They also make your skin softer and clear.
Pick up a skin brush:
A skin brush is also works like AHAs and BHAs, as it also help to remove the dead skin cells. You can use them once in a week. Excessive use of these brushes may cause irritation and redness on your skin.
According to your skin type and your needs, numbers of brushes are available here. But always use that thing which is suitable for your skin. Otherwise you can get harmful effects.
Try tropical retinoid:
Retinoid also help to make skin clear and blackheads free as it helps to remove stubborn acne to unplug them. After using these OTC products may become more effective as they make better path to enter the follicle. You can use different retinoid but before using consult it to a doctor as your skin is more sensitive part of your body.
Use a clay mask:
For oily skin clay mask is considered as must-hives. There are many ways to get rid of blackheads but Clay mask is best for retrieving dirt, oil, and other element deep from your pores. It also removes the dead skin cell to remove clogged pores.
Clay masks have different ingredients in them to give effective results. Some masks may contain sulfur in them which also a good ingredient to break down dead skin cells and to prevent blackheads. You can use any one mask which is best for your skin but sue it once or twice weekly as per your needs.
Use a charcoal mask:
Charcoal mask also works like clay mask to draw out oil and other impurities to prevent from blackheads. Basically its purpose is also to control or remove the factors causing blackheads appearance. Use of charcoal is thought to take more benefits up another notch. You can use this mask once in a week. You can also get many of the masks which contain charcoal easily in the market.