In your pursuit to get clear skin you might have faced the frustration or awkwardness of dealing with blackheads. For many, this can be a situation limited to during or just after puberty and for other people it may be a continuous battle well into their adulthood.
Knowing how to get rid of blackheads in a non-abrasive and gentle manner is a key-factor to consider when it comes to maintaining healthy glowing skin. If you are too harsh or aggressive when trying to get rid of blackheads then you could end up leaving your fragile skin damaged, sore, and looking worse than it did before.
It's important to understand the causes of blackheads if we want to combat them effectively. Blackheads can develop at any stage of a person’s life, but generally start from the teenage years onward. This is because our hormones are going crazy during our teens. We start producing high levels of androgen and other oil producing hormones. These oils (known as Sebum), along with a few dead skin cells collect in our skins pores where they become exposed to oxygen which turns them black and solid. Particularly oily areas of the skin such as the nose, chin and cheeks are usually affected by blackheads the most. Sometime they can appear in clusters across an area of the skin (this is often the case on the nose) and sometimes as large individual blackheads.
There are a few approaches we can take when trying to get rid of blackheads. Some are more effective than others. The most obvious one is to squeeze them out, but you have got to make sure you do it right so as not to damage your skin in the process. So let’s look at the homemade tips of getting rid of blackheads.
Skin Care Home Remedies
Step 1: Steam Your Face or Body Everyday to Remove Blackheads. You do not need to buy an expensive steamer or a machine. To steam your face, run some hot water. Then, take a cloth and place it the water. Make sure the water is not too hot. Slowly twist the cloth to remove excess water. Place the cloth on your face for 5 to 10 minutes. Follow with a good exfoliating scrub. After warming the water, place your face over the bowl for 10 seconds. Repeat this three times, followed by an exfoliating acne facial scrub. If the blackheads are on your body, after steaming, but before exfoliating with a scrub, run a warm bath and pour Epsom salt in the bath water to loosen your blackheads.
Step 2: Make a homemade blackhead body scrub. All you need is baking soda, dead sea salt, and water. Take 1 teaspoon of dead sea salt, which is renowned for its healing powers, and mix it with 4 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of water. In order for this to work, you are going to need a back brush to scrub your back with the paste.
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Step 4: Clean your face twice daily to eliminate excess oil and dirt. When washing your face, use a tea tree based cleanser. Tea tree is an extremely effective natural remedy that eliminates bacteria that cause blackheads. Be careful not to use acne products that contain alcohol or benzoyl peroxide. They only dry the face, and you actually need to train your skin to balance its production of oil for acne to disappear. Benzoyl peroxide and alcohols only leave your face rough and susceptible to cracking, peeling, and irritation.
Step 5: Make a Oatmeal Facial Mask for your Blackheads. Using natural products to fight your blackhead battle is your best option. To make the blackhead facial mask, mix 1 cup of oatmeal with 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and three tablespoons of aloe vera juice. Give yourself a Blackhead facial once per week for at least 1 to 2 months and you will notice results.
There are a lot of methods that can be used to get rid of blackheads. You will have the best success by finding a method that works for you personally and then staying consistent with the treatment. Consistency is the key to overcoming blackheads.