Getting Rid of Blackheads

What products can help to get rid of blackheads?

Blackheads are provoked by pores clogging. Their “blackish” color is caused by the oxidization between air and oil (sebum) in a plugged pore and the melanin pigment from the dead epithelium cells.
To remove blackheads one should treat their cause – superfluous sebum (oil) and dead epithelium cells. That’s why to get rid of blackheads it is better to use health-and-beauty aids containing only natural components with no astringent effect. Usage of the harsh products can lead to skin defatting which causes excessive sebum production and pores blocking. On the other hand, cleansing products based on natural oils like jojoba or coconut oil succeed in skin cleaning and don’t block the pores because of their similarity with human natural oils.

Exfoliants for blackheads removal

To remove blackheads one should also apply gentle exfoliating mask or scrub on a daily basis. This helps to get rid of dead skin cells which clog the pores. Exfoliating requires carefulness since it can aggravate the blackheads problem. Scrubs for blackheads removal usually contain salicylic acid. They penetrate into the pores and eliminate blackheads by cleaning them.

Containing in scrubs microbeads are extremely good at dead cells removal but still they can fail to eliminate some obstinate blackheads.

Deep cleansing pore strips

Deep cleansing pore strips such as Biore are claimed to be useful in blackheads removal. Wash your face gently and steam beforehand. It will open the pores and provide better sticking for cleansing strips. Take strips and apply them over areas affected by the blackheads. In 15 min. when stripes will dry out take them away from sides to center.

Getting rid of blackheads with BHA products

Take advantage of BHA peels and products containing salicylic acid which penetrate into the pore and exfoliate it from inside removing debris and normalizing oil flow. Due to their anti-inflammatory characteristics BHA products lessen the redness of skin flaws while their antibacterial qualities help to get rid of blackheads and prevent new breakouts.

AHAs (alpha hydroxy acid) can perform as complimentary means but they are not so efficient in blackheads fighting as salicylic acid. They can’t penetrate the pores’ inner layer and work only on the skin surface.

Products to avoid

Thus, it is better to employ merely oil-free and noncomedogenic skin care products. To prevent or get rid of blackheads one should avoid beauty aids containing the following components: alcohol, lanolin, isopropyl mystate, sodium laureth sulphate, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulphate, parabens and mineral oil.

Necessary procedures

To get rid of the blackheads you should do the following procedures once or twice a week:
Dissolve a few drops of tea tree oil in container with boiling water and steam your face for approximately 5 minutes. This will open the pores and make your skin softer.
Apply clay mask to remove the oil from the clogged pore. Wait till mask components activate (takes from 10 min. to an hour). Wash it off with warm water and gently dry your skin.

Diet for blackheads removal

Healthy eating habits can help in getting rid of blackheads as well. Particular food choices can cut down oil secretion, increase skin moisture and help new epithelium cells to reproduce. Substitute cooked carbohydrates and fats for fresh fruits, vegetables and raw fats (avocadoes, olives, etc).

Make Up

Make sure your cosmetics don’t contain comedogenic ingredients and fats and won’t clog the pores. Avoid applying make-up on sweating face skin. Remove make-up remains with a cleanser every day. Your make up tools should be washed once a month with mild shampoo and dried in advance.

Face Care Regimen to Get Rid of Whiteheads

Why face care regimen is necessary?

Whiteheads also known as closed comedones resemble small white bumps on the skin surface and occur when epithelium cells plug and close a hair follicle. Whiteheads are often confused with pimples due to similar appearance but former require more care while being removed. It is a bad idea to try to get rid of closed comedones by yourself at home. Whiteheads differ much from pimples and blackheads. Their squeezing can lead to skin damage and lasting reddish scars.

How regimen works?

However, strict skin care regimen performs as a good commitment for getting rid of whiteheads:

- Wash your face twice a day using suitable for your skin type skincare products. Employ facial cleanser containing salicylic acid or alpha hydroxy acids, which should help to unblock the pores.

- Accept skin exfoliating procedure as regimen routine. Apply peeling products twice or three times a week. Put exfoliator all over the face with gentle circular moves paying particular attention to the problem facial areas like forehead, nose and cheeks. Use calm exfoliator containing small microbeads to stimulate production of the new soft and healthy epithelium cells and unblock the pores.

- Moisturize your skin with moisturizer or hydrating cream. This suits for oily and mixed skin as well.

- Steam your face for a couple of minutes every day. This will provide deeper cleansing and debris removal. Steaming widens the blocked pores and makes skin smoother. This will facilitate removal of the the makeup remains, filth, oils (sebum) or other secretions and dead epithelium cells.

- Take advantage of a comedone remover (also comedone extractor). This instrument will help to get rid of comedones and other skin imperfections by eliminating black plugs made of mixed oils and bacteria. Use this tool right after steaming procedure to obtain clean and tender skin.

For those with moderate whiteheads amounts doing nothing can be the best solution since closed comedones often fade away by themselves in a couple of days.
Follow face care regimen and don’t try to get rid of whiteheads by yourself or to squeeze them out. It is better to consult a dermatologist or a beautician beforehand.