Black dots, acne, and blemishes are the main problems of every skin of a young person. There is probably no one who would not be in contact with them at least once in his life. The problem is choosing not to choose too much – in other words; it does not endure either in age, gender, social or any other. Equally, both men and women, adolescents, adults, ordinary people, and well-known stars are faced at least once with blackheads.
Such problems are caused by the interaction of many factors: through the intense activity of the sebaceous glands (especially in adolescence) and the effects of bacteria that come on the skin. That’s why there are two ways to solve this problem: externally, cleaning the epidermis and removing excess skin fats, and from the inside – balancing your diet, eating healthy food, drinking plenty of water and cleansing the body.
Blackhead Removal – What Is Effective And What Not?
First of all, discover the cause of the appearance of blackheads, because the diagnosis is directly related to the proper treatment, and it helps prevent the occurrence of blackheads. Some medications are short-term, and some are long-term. The blackheads are best removed with a mild skin scrub containing weak benzoyl peroxide. Alphacryl-fructose acids in the skin scrubs and eliminates dead skin cells, so the blackheads are poorly protected and easy to clean.
Although this is a short-term treatment that helps to get rid of the blackheads, it is dangerous to take too much benzoyl peroxide or to even exfoliate too much skin as this may harm your skin.
How to get rid of blackheads?
Blackhead removal recipe: removes damaged cells, excess skin fats and destroys bacteria. And we are doing this in no other way but in that order. Very often the appearance of blackheads is associated with “clogged pores.” The problem is due to bled skin cells, which are not entirely removed in the usual way, while those that remain are mixed with skin fats and clog pores, creating a supportive factor for multiplying bacteria.
- Use a face wash with salicylic acid. This wash cleanses the skin and removes the upper layer of squamous cells. Use only those washing products that do not have oil (can do it every day – regular cleaning of the face does not hurt). At night, it is recommended to use lotion for oily skin, a tonic, and in areas where there is a lot of blackheads, apply a water-peroxide cotton disk on are where are many blackheads – it will destroy bacteria.
- Ask for help to dermatologists. Not only will the dermatologist choose the right cream or washing lotion, which will help cleanse the skin and remove harmful bacteria from the surface, but also, if necessary, prescribe medicines or vitamins to fight the problem not only externally but also internally.
With oily skin, it is advisable to use face masks containing carbon, clay. They dry the skin and stop the appearance of blackheads. However, they should be used with caution and be continuously monitored, in case the facial skin from the mask does not dry too much and does not lose much water.
Mix 3 tablespoons of natural yogurt with a slurry of lemon juice, a few drops of oil and two tablespoons of oats. Leave the mixture for a few minutes to allow the oats to swallow slightly. Apply the mask onto a clean face, and leave it for 10 minutes. Repeat three times a week until the skin is completely cleared.
Oatmeal and Tomato Mask
You will need tomato juice, a teaspoon of honey and oats. Mix juice with honey, and then add oats as needed, allow them to swallow. Use the mask just like yogurt. Tomatoes are incredibly beneficial for the skin, so it is essential to include them in the diet: not only provides elasticity, protects the skin from harmful environmental effects, cleans it, but also prevents cancer.
Blackhead Removal Tool
Blackheads should be removed by pushing them with your fingers or a specially designed tool. In any case, this procedure must be carried out properly – only then it will not cause any adverse effect. If you do this incorrectly, your skin may appear dark in the areas of where you were pulling out the blackheads. Also, red spots can appear, which will not disappear so quickly. Although these spots are not be visible forever until the color of the skin starts to get even, and it could take at least a few days to wait. It happens that the spots disappear only after a month.
A metal spike with a hook at the back – is a special tool for removing blackheads. This tool is available in the skin care store or online. Pushing it around the area around the blackhead will be able to push out a couple of cluttered bacterias effortlessly. They can be cleaned with cotton wool.
Removing blackheads, as already mentioned, is possible not only with the tool but also with your fingers. If you want to press a blackhead, it cannot be taken too close(ly). It will make it easier for the blackhead to pop up from the thicker skin layer if you push a blackhead over a bigger area.
After the procedure, do not forget to disinfect the skin and complete the usual skincare routine.
Blackheads on the nose
Probably you have found dark spots on the nose area? These spots on the nose and the chin appear because in these places skin fat appears most easily. They are not infectious; it is just the fat buildup on the skin. If you try to get rid of them, the acne will appear again.
These spots regulate the excess fat. However, over the years, the skin release less fluid, which means that blackheads on the nose will be less noticeable.
After a while, these spots are starting to get brighter, so it makes no sense to squeeze them, because they will still be on your skin, so you have to accept their presence. However, you can use retinol cream to reduce their visibility.
Blackhead peel off mask
Haven’t you heard of a peel off mask? It is a glue-like consistency face mask that is recommended for testing for every girl. It can be both cleansing and anti-wrinkle. In most cases, such a mask can be purchased already prepared, but can also be made at home.
Today, peel off mask can be made of three components:
1. Of black clay
2. Of active wood charcoal
3. From therapeutic mud
All these ingredients are actively used in cosmetology. The most effective black peeling masks are made from activated carbon, but at the same time, these are dangerous because they adhere firmly to the skin and then while peeling off irritating the skin. It is recommended to use a black mask only after consulting a specialist.
What is the effect of peel off masks?
- They activate cell metabolism
- Provides the skin with the necessary minerals
- Removes skin toxins
- Maintain oily skin
- It has a modeling effect on the skin if the mask is peeled off
- Reduces the amount and formation of comedones
- It soothes inflammation
- Reduces sebum volume and secretion
- Reduces swelling
- It gives a feeling of cleanliness
How to use these masks?
Before the mask, it is necessary to smudge the face in a hot bath so that all comedones are prepared for cleaning and do not use pilling so that the skin is not irritated.
Apply mask to problematic areas and keep up to 20 minutes. To make more accessible to peel the mask, it is recommended that the tips be a little softened with water. After using the mask, apply a skin soothing / protective cream according to the type of skin. The frequency of masks is 1 or 2 times a week.
Blackhead removal tips
Discard unhealthy food.
This means that you will have to give up sweets, crisps and practically all products that contain a lot of refined sugar and fat. Try to eat as much fresh fruit and vegetables as you can. Recall – you are what you eat!
Drink plenty of water.
Water is not a magical treatment for acne or other skin problems, but it is a great way to hydrate the skin. If the skin dehydrates, then its vitality, natural shine disappears. It is because the lack of moisture causes the sebaceous glands to produce more fluid, causing skin pains to clog.
Give up “white” food.
Such products have a high glycemic index. Cakes, light noodles, buns, white bread and all products containing wheat flour or white sugar should be discarded from your diet.
Omega-3 fatty acids are a perfect way to treat acne – not only it maintains skin moisture but also control the production of leukotriene B4 (can increase the activity of the sebaceous glands and cause acne). Add salmon, green vegetables, peanuts and avocados to your menu. You can also try the omega-3 acid vitamins.