What are Blackheads? How to get rid of it.

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What are Blackheads? How to get rid of it.

Category : Beauty

Young woman squeezing her pimple, removing pimple from her face. Woman skin care concept. Acne spot pimple spot skincare beauty care girl pressing on skin problem face.In order to get rid of blackheads we first need to understand what they are and where they come from.  Blackheads are essentially caused by pores being clogged with oil and dead skin cells. In most cases, the dead skin cells prevent oil from leaving the pore. When the oil meets with oxygen it dries, turns black, and gets locked in your pores. Often times you may have dirt on your face and it meets with the oil and gets stuck in your pores as well.

You see blackheads occurring on your nose because it has thousands of pores.  People are often touching or rubbing their noses without even realizing it. The more you touch your nose, the more oil and dirt you are getting on your nose.

The nose also is one of the first areas on the face to begin sweating when the body is overheating because there are so many pores on it.  Blackheads occur much like acne and they are most common among teens due to increased hormone levels. If you would like a scientific explanation of exactly what they are, read this post about blackheads on Wikipedia.

Easiest Ways To Prevent and Treat Blackheads

  • Wash your face 2-3 times per day. Many people that struggle with getting blackheads regularly wish there was an easy way to prevent them.  The best thing you can do is keep your face oil free.  We recommend washing your face 2-3 times per day with a soap or royal black mask cleanser that is designed to remove oil from your pores.  This will also help remove the dead skin cells that cause the oil to get stuck in your pores.
  • Try not to touch your face. As we mentioned earlier, many people touch their face and nose often throughout the day without even realizing it.  Every time you touch your nose or face you are putting germs, dirt, and excess oil on your face making yourself significantly more susceptible to getting blackheads and acne. No one wants that!
  • Choose your makeup carefully. If you are a person that wears makeup on a regular basis and you’ve been struggling with blackheads, there may be an easy solution!  Check the type of makeup you’re wearing and make sure there aren’t any oils that could possibly be clogging your pores.  Be very sure you are removing all of your makeup every night before you go to bed.  You need to give your pores a chance to breathe at night or you will have a much higher chance of getting blackheads.

When to Seek Medical Advice

For some people it just doesn’t seem to matter what they try.  If you’ve been trying all of these remedies and are not finding success I strongly recommend consulting a dermatologist.  They have stronger medications and creams you can try.  You could just have incredibly oily skin that you need to take medication for.  Its very common, especially for teens, to be on medication for things like blackheads and acne.


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