3 Tips For Keeping Blackheads At Bay

Blackheads are among the most common skin concerns. They can make your skin appear dirty and if you wear makeup, they can prevent you from achieving a smooth base for your foundation. There are ways to remove current blackheads and impede their return.

Do Initial Pore Clearing

Weekly use of pore strips can help in the initial phases of reducing blackheads. If you often have many blackheads all over your face, pore strips can be unreasonably expensive. Consider trying homemade pore strips. One popular approach uses milk and unflavored gelatin to create your own pore strips. It is cost effective and you can use the mixture to create a mask to remove many blackheads at once. Although using any type of pore strip can quickly make your skin look better, they are not a long-term solution. Within a matter of days your pores will fill back up.

Use The Right Cleanser

One reason for frequent blackheads is you need to exfoliate. The most common way you might exfoliate is using a facial scrub or face brush. This helps remove dead skin, but it cannot exfoliate inside your pores. To help keep your pores exfoliated, you need a product with certain ingredients. Some common ingredients for pore exfoliation are salicylic acid and beta hydroxy acid (BHA).

When choosing facial cleansers with these ingredients, you want to make sure you are choosing products that do not contain astringents. Some astringents are alcohol, citric acids and witch hazel. You want to open your pores so the debris can come out and products can penetrate your pores, not shrink them with astringents. With regular use of exfoliating ingredients, you should see a significant improvement in the number of blackheads you have.

Consult A Dermatologist

Some blackheads are especially stubborn, or you may have blackheads on your face and other parts of your body that are especially large. Leave them alone and consult a dermatologist for proper removal. For smaller blackheads, your dermatologist will likely remove them with a comedone extractor and may even suggest you purchase the instrument and do simple extractions at home.

Larger blackheads can fall into the category of being a dilated pore of Winer. They are much like a typical blackhead, but are significantly larger and difficult to extract on your own. Your dermatologist will need to make a small cut in the skin to help extract these larger blackheads. Unfortunately, they will likely fill back up. If you are concerned about this or it is located on a conspicuous area of your body, your dermatologist may decide to cut out the enlarged pore.

Minimizing the blackheads you experience is not easy, but with the right skin care, it is possible. Keeping your pores free of debris will reduce their size and appearance. Furthermore, with good removal techniques, you can prevent making the problem worse or cause long-term scarring. For more information, contact a company such as Desert Dermatology