Blackheads are scary, aren’t they? Let’s talk on the blackheads today and try giving up its fear with this article. The most irritating side effect of blackheads for me is the unhygienic appearance of your face. However, women are able to figure out the blackheads on the other person at the first sight but men can’t. They feel like oh my god! She is so unhygienic and I hate this reaction. So to avoid such a reaction, I caught some very effective tips to clear out your blackheads.
Well, before moving to tips I want to mention that blackheads are due to clogged pores, and clogged because of an unhealthy lifestyle. However, in some cases, it’s natural skin issues but in most of the cases, it’s your stomach that is not well and indicating you to improve your food diet. Avoiding junk food, spicy meals, and a bad eating schedule can help you with this.
Now, let’s jump straight to the 4 ways to get rid of the blackheads.
None of the chemical or natural ways can work better than steaming. Steaming is the best way to unclog your pores. Steaming softens your hard stubborn blackheads which you can further remove by rubbing a towel dipped in lukewarm water. Moreover, steam helps you to flush out the toxin and dirt from your face. Thus, flushing dirt and toxin can help you to reduce the blackheads gradually and resolve your problem of clogging pores.
2- Blackheads removing topicals
The main reason behind using these topical solutions is that they help you in breaking out the oil plug that causes blackheads. However, they can take some time to successfully work on your blackheads but they magically remove the blackheads gradually.
Some of the topicals that can work well on blackheads are-
Salicylic Acid –
You can undergo salicylic peel to clear out the blackheads. Salicylic acids work by removing the upper damaged layer of your skin.
Tea Tree Oil –
Tea tree oil is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial that can help you to remove the blackheads effectively. You can directly put a few drops of oil and gently massage it on your face.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) –
These are the best ingredients for exfoliation. These are derived from fruits and hence called fruit acid. Glycolic, lactic, and mandolin acid are the most common AHAs used for exfoliation. They can effectively help you to remove blackheads. For best results, you can start by steaming your face and then exfoliating with any AHA-containing scrubs.
Baking soda is an age-old remedy to treat your blackheads. You can mix baking soda with lemon and scrub it on the affected area then wash it with lukewarm water. For best results, take steam before scrubbing with baking soda. You can do this twice a week to effectively remove the blackheads.
Sugar is another great exfoliator to remove blackheads. Mix the sugar with any oil in the 1:1 ratio and scrub it gently on the affected area. You can do it twice a week for the best results. Sugar must be little crushed but should not be much fine. Here also, you can steam before scrubbing to effectively remove the blackheads.
These are some of the tried tips that worked on people. However, try adopting all of these remedies and let me know which one works for you. Drinking plenty of water and always washing off your makeup by deep cleansing your skin before going to bed can help you to reduce blackheads gradually. Steaming once or twice a week depending upon your skin will help you the most in removing blackheads. Avoid applying greasy moisturizer if you have blackhead-prone skin.
I hope you are now well-equipped with information and remedies for removing blackheads.