I’m sure you’re well aware of the fact that removing blackheads is not impossible. It’s not even all the difficult so long as you are taking action to do so. I believe people tend to neglect blackheads because they’re much more difficult to see. In most cases, they seem invisible to the naked eye. Unless you really get close enough to investigate things, then you’re likely not seeing much of anything.
All that being said, they are most definitely annoying to have to deal with. You can see them if you get close enough. They are right there and ready to make your skin more of a nightmare so long as you agree to let them. Whether you see them as not being an issue at all or being something that’s driving the OCD in you to the point of boiling, I’m here to provide some info on it all.
I’m going to start with giving you some natural options for removing blackheads from your face and other areas of your body. Yes, some people get blackheads in random places on their bodies such as their thighs and other areas. It happens, just read the remedies and take action, you’ll be fine if you do just that.
Removing Blackheads The Most Effective (And Natural) Ways Possible
There are a few great ways that you can remove your blackheads in the most natural manner possible. Before I get into all that, I want to get an understanding as to whether or not your know what blackheads are? They are literally just pimples what don’t seem to have skin covering them. Since they are exposed, the gunk and dirt that resides on the surface of your skin turn dark and almost black to a certain extent.
Good news is that getting rid of these blackheads is all you need to do if you want nicer looking skin. The problem is that so many people tend to take improper action here. They poke and squeeze their blackheads with dirty hands and even worse, unsanitized tools. This is bad new bears if you know what I mean!
A couple of things that I need you to understand about these pesky blackheads. The first thing you need to be able to grasp is that if your the type of person that has large pores, then blackheads are going to be an issue from here on out. You’re going to have to work hard to keep the pore unclogged and the chances of reducing pore size are very small. Unfortunately, it’s just something that’s difficult to reverse.
On the flip side of things, if you have large pores, then you might be grateful for them later on in life. Assuming you’ve got large pores and oily skin, your skin is less prone to wrinkling than those with smaller pores that have drier skin.
Now without further delay, here are some things that I typically recommend people start with if they’re looking to remove any blackheads. Again, keep in mind that there is no real quick fix when it comes to this type of stuff.
Be Sure To Exfoliate Weekly
If you’re not exfoliating on a weekly basis at a minimum then you’re not doing it right. You must both exfoliate and do a microdermabrasion weekly if you want to get rid of blackheads. Good news is that you can do this using some ingredients that are in your home already. Think about incorporating an exfoliator made of nutmeg and milk. The nutmeg is great for those that have oily skin. It also helps you scrub your skin and keep it smooth as can be. The milk component does something much different. Given that it contains lactic acid, it’s able to assist in further breaking down dead skin cells.
Here’s how to do it, all you need to do is take both ingredients mentioned and make a nice paste by combining them. Clean your face as you would during any normal skin routine and then apply the paste using your fingertips by gently massaging the paste into your skin. Do so in nice circular motions. Spend more time in areas that are blackhead prone but be sure not to be too rough.
Once you’ve massaged the paste into your skin for a period of five minutes, then rinse.
Another treatment which some of us are quite fond of here are egg white masks. Creating the ultimate blackhead removal mask using egg whites is simple. There are literally tons of people that swear by this method if you can take the smell that goes along with it.
The problem with this is that it doesn’t necessarily work for everyone. However, if you don’t try it you’ll never no. The process is quite simple here. Make sure your face is clean and ready for the mask. Spread the egg whites on your face using your fingertips. The best practice here is to start by applying a thin mask, letting it dry, then applying another thin layer. Once those two layers have dried, then apply a third layer in the more blackhead prone areas.
leave the mask on your face for a period of 15 to 20 minutes. At this point, your face should feel super tight from the dried egg whites. Do yourself a favor and avoid getting any egg in your eyes or mouth. You don’t want to have to deal with getting sick from ingesting them. Now, once the mask is dry, you’ll want to take a clean wet cloth and scrub the egg whites until they come off your face. Don’t do this too aggressively. Your skin should be smooth as butter and possibly a bit whiter.
If you haven’t had any luck with other types blackhead removal techniques mentioned, then you can try and this one. This is definitely one of the most extreme methods aside from literally squeezing blackheads with your fingers.
If you want to do this, then you’ll need to pick up a new toothbrush with soft bristles. You’ll need some lemon juice, and a drop or two fo jojoba oil.
What I suggest is that you scrub the blackheads very gently. Rinse the brush with water, apply more lemon juice and jojoba oil and scrub some more. Be sure to only do this once each week maximum.
Whatever you do, it’s super important that you not go overboard with this method. It’s also very important that you ned get this into any open cuts, sores, or scrapes.
Prevention Means Everything
If you’re not trying to prevent blackheads from forming, then you are not doing everything that you should be doing.
Here are some things that I recommend you do to prevent blackheads from forming in the first place.
- Avoid harsh products at all costs.
- Refrain from wearing makeup when possible.
- Use some form of an astringent after cleansing your face.
- Incorporate oil cleansing into your routine.
- Wash your pillows and bed sheets weekly.
- Dab and blot excess oil that builds up during the day.
If you’re still stuck then I’m going to recommend that you reach out to a licensed dermatologist in your area. They’ll be able to further assist you with addressing your needs. Removing blackheads will no longer be difficult if you reach out to a professional or take action at home, trust me.