Everyone eventually gets an unsightly blemish called a blackhead and everyone, man, woman, teenager all desire to be rid of it as fast as possible. Blackheads fortunately do not have to be part of everyday life. They can be eliminated.
Blackheads differ from the average pimple in both appearance and cause. Blackheads are just that - a black -topped head of a pore and its cause is a pore that has been blocked from dirt. The average pimple usually a puffy, raised area of skin that appears red and the cause of this is due to a pore that has an infection. Blackheads are much easier to treat than pimples are. Here are just three suggestions on how to remove blackheads listed below.
1.) Get a facial done at a salon. Professional salons may have a person trained on skin conditions and treatments that can extract the blackheads safely and efficiently. This person is known as an aesthetician and serves to give people facials, manicures, pedicures and other beauty treatments. Blackheads are smaller than pimples and therefore much harder to see for proper removal.
The aesthetician, to remove your blackheads, will most likely use a bright light on your face to enhance the appearance of the blackheads and also a high-magnification mirror to see the blackheads better. These tools illuminate even the smallest of blackhead blemishes. The visible blackheads will undergo squeezing to remove the dirt or complete removal of the pore with either fingers or better, an extraction tool.
You can perform this at home on yourself, but will be done much more effectively through a paid professional' experience and techniques. This is especially true if you have many blackheads to perform on.
2.) A more affordable option is to steam the pores open at home. Either use water that has been heated on the stove or microwave or the hot water faucet to the point that you almost can't stand it, on the edge of being too hot. Take a wash cloth and allow the water to soak in and then squeeze out the excess water. Apply the steaming hot washcloth to your face over the blemish area. Hold the washcloth in place firmly with flat hands for a minimum of ten minutes.
The purpose of the heat and steam from the water will work to soften the skin over and surrounding the blackheads. This allows the skin to open up over the blackhead, allowing you to carefully squeeze out the dirt blocking the pore. When done, gently pat the face with a clean, dry cloth to dry with out irritating or pushing dirt back in the pore.
3.) Try pore strip applications. Pore strips work by adhering to the skin, including the blackheads. When the pore strips are removed, it takes the blackheads with them by extracting them from your face. To avoid infection that results in a larger unsightly pimple, the pore strips usually contain anti-bacteria qualities. To use a pore strip, be sure to start with a clean and dry face. Start by applying the pore strip over the blackhead area like you would apply a band-aid. Wait the instructed amount of time listed on the product. After the correct time has elapsed, rip the strip off the face quickly. the blackhead will be on the removed strip rather than on your face.