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How to Get Rid of Blackheads

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How to Get Rid of Blackheads

Tips for Preventing and Extracting Blackheads

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Embarrassing, unsightly, and sometimes uncomfortable, blackheads are a skin imperfection that few of us can avoid. Fortunately, blackheads don’t have to be a permanent condition. Erasing those pesky dots is easier than you think. Get a little skin care know-how to help banish the blemish in no time at all.

To eradicate blackheads, it’s essential to first understand what causes them. Blackheads are a type of acne caused by a hormonal increase which leads to the accumulation of excess oil in the skin. The excess oil gathers in the pores and, exposed to the external environment, turns black in color, resulting in a blackhead. Add bacteria to the mix, and that blackhead becomes a pimple.

The first step towards eliminating blackheads is to engage in a consistent cleansing routine. Regularly washing your face will help combat against excess oil and impurities. In essence, a good skin care routine will remove the oils that build up in pores to create blackheads. No oil? No blackheads! It’s important to note that washing regularly is not the same as washing frequently. In fact, washing your face more than twice a day can actually increase the skin’s oil production. While the temptation to wash away shine can be strong, resist the urge.

For those with skin plagued by blackheads, there is a way to remove them at home. Begin by using a gentle scrub to remove any excess dirt and oil that might be present on the skin. Next, expose the face to warm steam for approximately ten to fifteen minutes, to properly open up the pores. To extract the blackhead, apply pressure from both sides of the pore to gently push out the dead skin and bacteria. Use Q-Tips or tissue-covered fingers during this process, as the oils and dirt on fingertips can add to the problem. While there are blackhead extractors available online and in stores, they are not recommended for use by a novice; pushing too hard could cause bruising and skin tears.

A dermatological facial is always a good option, though it can be pricey. A facial at a spa can cost anywhere from eighty to five hundred dollars, depending on the salon you choose. The benefit is that you will be in the hands of a trained esthetician who knows exactly what to do, and can give you skin care tips for blackhead prevention.

Follow these easy tips to make blackheads a part of your beauty past.
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You discussed the cost of going to an esthetician but an alternative lower cost option is going to a beauty college that offers esthetics. The average facial is anywhere from $5-$30 and you still get really good results for properly cleaning and removing blackhead from your skin. This comment has been removed.
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Blackheads are seriously the worst. :( Thank you for the tips!! This comment has been removed.
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@designbyday The Clarisonic Mia has a micro-massage motion that helps remove impurities that regular cleanser can leave behind. The brush can get in the creases by the nose where blackheads sometimes hide! I use mine 1x per day but gentle enough to use 2x per day. Skin will feel softer and serums will sink in much better after using it. This comment has been removed.
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@RoryGautsche what does the Clairsonic Mia do? This comment has been removed.
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oh nice! i should follow this article to remove blackheads on my face This comment has been removed.
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The Clarisonic Mia is a great tool for preventing blackheads! This comment has been removed.
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