Blackheads are little red bumps that appear normally on the skin as follicles clogged with dirt and oil. These small bumps are known as blackheads, since the surface normally appears black or dark. Blackheads are actually a very mild form of acne which normally occur on the chin, but occasionally they can appear on other body parts too: chest, back, or neck.
Treatments for blackheads range from simple home remedies to medical procedures using injectable solutions. It’s important to know which treatment is right for you. Many people tend to turn to over-the-counter treatments such as salicylic acid based solutions and benzoyl peroxide based solutions. In this article we’ll look at blackhead removal from over-the-counter products, as well as discussing how to get rid of whiteheads.
Home remedies for blackheads include tea tree oil, lemon juice, toothpaste, and other facial treatments, which can be applied to the affected area to help unclog the pores. Tea tree oil has natural properties that encourage the growth of bacteria, which in turn helps to reduce the amount of dead skin cells and oil on your face. Lemon juice contains a lot of acid, which helps to unclog the pores as well. Toothpaste also contains salicylic acid, which helps to get rid of the bacteria that cause blackheads.
You can buy a variety of over-the-counter treatments, which are aimed at unclogging your pores, such as blackhead strips, retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and others. These work by getting rid of the extra sebum in your skin which causes the blackheads to appear. However, they may not be suitable for you if you have acne scars or inflamed pores. They also contain harsh ingredients that may irritate your skin.
A better alternative is to use a natural remedy that treats the source of the problem – the excess oil and bacteria that cause blackheads and whiteheads. One such remedy is a cream called Acnezine, which contains natural substances including Aloe Vera, Tea Tree Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin B5, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. This cream treats the source of the infection, unclogging the pores and reducing the inflammation that causes the blackheads and whiteheads. It also encourages the growth of healthy skin cells, leading to a reduction in the oil and bacteria on your skin. Since it targets the source of the problem, you will see results faster than using over-the-counter remedies, without causing any side effects.
It is also important to keep your pores clear, since these are the likely causes of blackheads and whiteheads. Always keep your face clean and tidy, and try to avoid touching your face too often with dirty hands or a dirty towel. You should also be careful when using make-up, shampoo, and other products which may contain harsh ingredients that can clog your pores. Wash your face as soon after you finish washing it as possible, to prevent your pores from being clogged. After washing, follow up with a light moisturizer to seal your pores and give you a matte complexion, without blemishes.
Another useful method is to use Salicylic Acid to open your pores and treat your blackhead or whitehead problem. Salicylic Acid, which is also known as ‘Benzoyl peroxide’, is a chemical exfoliant and can be found in most drug stores and pharmacies. You can purchase Salicylic Acid by itself or in a blackhead/whitehead treatment bottle. Salicylic Acid is effective against blackheads and whiteheads of all sizes but is most successful when used in conjunction with another topical medication. It is also a very handy tool to have in your acne arsenal; if you know where to find one of these kits, they usually come with everything you need to treat a pimple.
Some people try to use a facial steamer or other home remedies such as boiling water, tea tree oil, yogurt, crushed aspirin, honey, lemon juice or vinegar, among others. Although these methods may work for some people, it is important to note that the efficacy of any of these treatments is highly dependent on your skin type and sensitivity. Each of these remedies will treat a specific type of pimple, so your results may vary depending on what type of pimples you have, and how deep they are, as well as how long you suffer from breakouts. There are many remedies available, and you are guaranteed not to experience any unwanted side effects. However, most treatments take several weeks before you start seeing visible results. And because blackheads and whiteheads tend to be the most stubborn type of pimples, it may take more than one treatment to get rid of them completely.