Blackheads are the mixture of oil & dead skin cells that start residing in your pores. The repeated exposure to air or a polluted environment turns them black due to the oxidation process. But doesn’t mean that you are an unhygienic person, I know you have not done this intentionally.
Some blackheads are often so stubborn that they even don’t go away after deep cleansing & scrubbing. But don’t worry, today I am going to show you some super smart ideas to get rid of blackheads on any part of your face.
Salicylic Acid Gel or Retinoid:
Since I entered my teens, I suffered from blackhead dilemma on my nose- Ah so weird!
I tried many home remedies like egg white mask & even that toothpaste mixture on my nose, but nothing really worked for me. Then I had gone through the painful procedure of pulling out my blackheads with Blackhead tweezers, the worst pain I have ever gone through.
After some time, my blackheads started to appear again. This time I really did not want to go through that painful procedure. So, finally, I consulted an expert dermatologist of my town. I am always thankful to her for recommending me Salicylic Acid gel or retinoid to get rid of my stubborn blackheads permanently. A sigh of relief though!
How to use?
Salicylic Acid Gel or retinoid is an incredible way to dissolve your blackheads. You can apply a small amount of gel directly on your face for several weeks but you can also choose a product that contains it as an active ingredient. After using it for few weeks, you will notice all your blackheads will dissolve or loosen up to an extent that they will fall on their own.
Note: Don’t even try to force blackheads out of pores using your fingernails. It not only damages your pores but can also leave scars on your face.
Clay Mask –Simple but effective!
Bentonite clay is the most ancient remedy to treat various skin problems. It works wonders for even blackheads. It’s incredible molecular quality aids in drawing out all the impurities from your skin pores. It contains some essential minerals that not only helps in pulling out your blackheads but also gives a tightening effect on your face.
How to use?
Add a tablespoon of powdered clay with water to make it a smooth paste. You can even use apple cider vinegar instead of water if your skin is not too sensitive. Leave it on your face for about 20 minutes. When the mask gets dry, rinse your face with lukewarm water. Don’t forget to give a smash of cold water on your face at the end. It helps in locking your open pores.
Key point: Try to use moisturizers on a daily basis as moisturizers help in controlling the extra amount of oil that a skin secretes.
Given all these points, try these effective strategies to get rid of your stubborn blackheads. Also, recommend these to your friends who are a victim of repeated blackheads on their face.