Proven Ways To Get Rid Of Blackheads
By Ida Lieberman - April 28, 2023

Blackheads are among the most common skin concerns, especially teens and adults. Small, dark bumps can appear on any part of the body. They are caused by clogged hair follicles and can be challenging to get rid of. Many products on the market claim to be able to get rid of blackheads, but most of them do not work. However, there are proven ways to get rid of blackheads, which are simple and effective.

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Washing the face regularly will help prevent dirt and oil from building up in your pores. Wash your face in the morning to remove dirt that may have built up from the night before. If you exercise often, wash your face immediately to avoid sweat from clogging the pores. Avoid overcleaning your face, as it may strip away natural skin oils. You can buy a mild facial cleanser from the store and use it twice daily. Although exfoliation is considered harsh on the skin, it can help remove blackheads. Make use of mild chemicals that contain alpha and beta hydroxy acids. These acids often remove blackheads because they help remove skin cells from pores. Salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and lactic acid are alpha and beta-hydroxy acid types commonly used to treat acne.

Moisturizing after exfoliating is essential as these chemicals make the skin prone to UV damage. This method can be done twice a week for normal or dry skin and thrice a week for oily skin. An excellent method for removing blackheads is using a blackhead removal strip. Debris and dirt in clogged pores will stick to the patches, making them easier to remove. For a better result, mist your face first to open pores. To use a blackhead removal strip, take the strip and stick it on a slightly wet nose, make sure it covers most of the blackheads, allow it to dry for 10-15 minutes, and starting from the corner, gently pull the strip off. It can be done once a week.