Even the idea of having blackheads infuriates people; all they want is do is to remove blackheads as soon as possible. There are zillions of products and remedies available over the internet claiming to be the “BEST WAY FOR REMOVING BLACKHEADS.” But to be honest some of these remedies and over the counter products are useless, simply waste of your time, energy and money …. Pardon me for being blunt!!!
Mass amount of information on particular topic really leads up to a merry chase. One goes berserk trying one after another of these bazaar remedies but all too vain. So, in this article we will be discussing few of the popular, effective and best ways to remove blackheads. We will be discussing some home-made remedies and different products suggested by dermatologists.
First, let’s have a look at some of the effective home-made remedies to remove blackheads.
The key idea for removing blackheads is to keep you face clean, you can either use any sort of cleaner or plain water will do the trick too. Below are some useful remedies.
1. Damp your face with lukewarm water, because the warm water opens up your pores. Take one tablespoon of Baking Soda. Apply the baking soda on your face, massage it lightly. Concentrate on the areas containing blackheads i.e. the forehead, nose chin or any other part of your body. Massage the soda for 30 seconds and rinse it. Leaving soda on your skin for longer periods won’t make it more effective, rather it may irritate your skin.
But keep in mind to avoid applying soda on open wounds or squeezed pimples. And if baking soda causes any sort of irritation wash it right away.
2. Tea Tree Oil: One of the best ways to remove blackheads is to use tea tree oil. This oil gives your skin a healthier look because of its anti fungal and antibacterial factors. All you to have to do; is to apply this oil on your blackheads for 30 minutes and then wash it off.
3. Acacia Honey: Another easy and effective way to remove blackheads is to simply apply acacia honey, which is readily available from any local grocery store, on your face and leave it for 15 minutes. After its dries off, wash it with fresh or lukewarm water. Repeat this process thrice a week.
Now we shall be looking at some useful products for removing blackheads which are suggested by different dermatologist.
Over the Counter Products To Remove Blackheads
Despite the presence of many products only few of them are really effective. And we have mentioned some of the best products to remove blackheads below.
1. Tretinoin (Retin-A): It helps your skin to exfoliate more easily and is great for surface black and white heads. Treinion is a derivative of vitamin A. It works by increasing cell turnover and reducing the stickiness of the clogged cells. Apply Retina-A in a thin layer at night, in the morning wash your face with a mild facial scrub and then apply any sort of moisturizer to mollify the drying effect of the medicine. Apply it every third night or every other night in start to avoid irritation, flaking is worst in the 2 second week but in any case if you notice increase in the flaking take a break for a couple of day. It takes 6-9 weeks to see a noticeable difference.
2. Benzoyl Peroxide: Helps reducing the plugging that causes blackheads. It has an antibacterial effect and may also decrease the chemical reaction that changes the lining o the hair follicle.
3. Blackhead Clearing Scrub by Clean & Clear: Use this scrub once every day or every other day and you will realize a significant change after a week or so. It is one of the best ways to remove blackheads.
Removing blackheads is a bit of trial and error, what works for your friend might not work for you, because everybody has different type of skin. Our recommendation is that before your try any of the above mention techniques you should first find about your skin type. There other products to remove blackheads like Retin-A are Differin, Tozorac.