There is nothing more annoying than blackheads on your face. That’s why we have home remedies for blackheads removal that you can deal with right away.
Here are some easy ways to deal with blackheads.
While getting rid of blackheads is not rocket science, it does not change the fact that these spots are irritating. By the way, did you know that blackheads are just a kind of acne? And that is why most people with oily skin end up dealing with these black freckles.
Blackheads are basically small black spots on your face, seen mainly on the chin, forehead, and nose. You are more likely to develop blackheads when your hormones are changing, that is, close to puberty and pregnancy. And yes, when you are menstruating, blackheads become visible on your face. You see, first, the opening of a hair follicle becomes clogged with dead skin cells and sticky sebum. And when this plug is exposed to air, it gets oxidized and appears black in color.
This is how unattended blackheads can affect your skin
“Blackheads can permanently enlarge your pores. This is more likely with large blackheads that remain in your skin for a long time. The skin around the pore loses its elasticity and the pore may remain enlarged even after you remove the blackhead. If you neglect it in the early stage then you could be in for a bad acne breakout,” warns Dr. Tsan.
Another problem is that these clogged pores are also a breeding ground for bacteria. Acne forming bacteria and bacteria that because boils could infect your pores.
Here are eight ways to get rid of those pesky blackheads on the face
Double cleanse – an essential part of blackheads removal treatment
This is the first skincare habit you should adopt if you have blackheads. Double cleaning will ensure that you take care of all the water-soluble and oil-soluble impurities on your skin.
This is a simple way to double clean oily and acne-prone skin. First, clean the skin with micellar water. Take some micellar water on a cotton pad and wipe your face in a circular motion. Then wash your face with a gel-based foam cleaner. Dry your face with a freshly washed face towel.
Steaming – most common and effective method of blackheads removal
Steaming your face with steam is one of the most popular home remedies for blackheads removal. The steam helps to remove dead skin cells and melts sticky sebum.
Start by cleaning your skin twice. After that, gently vaporize the skin for 10 minutes. When you’re done, rub an ice cube over your skin for a few seconds. Pat dry.
Blackhead removal strips
The pore strips are very effective in removing newly formed blackheads. If you use them regularly, you can also prevent blackheads from forming. Pore strips are most effective immediately after a hot shower. Alternatively, you can start with double cleansing, steaming, and then using the strip.
Bentonite clay is also known as an Indian healing clay. This natural clay comes from volcanic ash and contains minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Bentonite has been used for many centuries to detoxify the body. Take a tee spoonful of bentonite clay in a cup and blend it with organic ACV. Make a spreadable paste and apply all over the face for 15 minutes and wash off with warm water.
“Bentonite clay absorbs excess oil and dirt from the skin. Apart from that, it also has anti-inflammatory properties,” suggests Dr. Tsan.
Niacinamide serum – Vitamin B3 for blackheads removal.
Niacinamide is a vitamin B3. When a serum containing niacinamide is applied to the skin, the skin’s oiliness is reduced. When pores secrete less oil, dead skin cells are less sticky. This means your pores aren’t clogged that much. “Niacinamide serum is perfect for preventing and stopping blackheads in all skin types. You can use it in your skin routine day or night,” advises Dr. Tsan.
An exfoliating serum with glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acids can dissolve blackheads over time. These ingredients dissolve dead skin cells and also reduce oiliness.
Serums containing these active ingredients can irritate the skin and cause sun sensitivity. So, make sure you use a moisturizer and sunscreen on a daily basis.
An exfoliating serum with glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acid can dissolve blackheads over time. These elements soften dead skin cells, wash them out, and also reduce oiliness.
Serums that contain such active ingredients can irritate your skin and cause sun sensitivity. So, make sure you use a moisturizer and sunscreen on a daily basis.
Oil-free moisturizer – the answer to how to prevent blackheads
Even if your skin is oily, you need to keep it hydrated by using an oil-free moisturizer. Did you know that dry and dehydrated skin tends to produce excess sebum which in turn causes clogging of the pores? The use of a moisturizer is important and vital for all skin types. But using one that is free of natural and mineral oils is very important for congested skin.
Silicone-free sunscreen – a must form of blackhead treatment
Every single dermatologist will insist that you wear sunscreen on a daily basis. Especially if you are using ingredients like AHA, BHA, or retinol to purify your skin. In order to make that happen, you may pick the best dry touch sunscreen. Most ‘dry touch’ sunscreens are chock full of silicones.
“Silicones form an invisible layer over your skin that is hard to wash. This leads to severe blackheads and acne over a period of time,” concludes Dr. Tsan.
So, before you go bonkers, give these home remedies for blackheads removal a shot.
Holistic and naturopathic medicine for blackheads removal
If you suffer from blackheads on your face or any other parts of your body you can use either home remedies or naturopathic medicines. For the use of naturopathic, holistic treatment you need professional help. Compare to home remedies naturopathic remedies for blackheads removal are more effective however you have to consult a well-trained medical professional to get an individualized prescription specifically for your condition.
At the Philadelphia Holistic Clinic, all naturopathic remedies reside under one roof. You can get treatment with acupuncture, homeopathy, Chinese herbs, reiki, and more. All you have to do, contact us at (267) 284-4085 to schedule your appointment for initial evaluation and treatment with Dr. Tsan. Ask him how to prevent blackheads on your skin?