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Blackheads Information and Treatment

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Dear beauties, today we are talking about tiny things that are however big enough to spoil your mood – blackheads. Don’t welcome them, we’ll also talk about the ways of getting rid of them.

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Blackheads are small dark spots which appear when follicles get blocked. The reasons of this process are not completely studied. Sebum, or skin oil, which normally drains to the surface, stays blocked in the pore. Bacteria begins to grow. Initially a blackhead is white. At that time it’s called whitehead. It can be very small, even invisible to the naked eye. We deal with a whitehead if the trapped sebum and bacteria are below the skin. When the sebum and bacteria partially open to the surface, a blackhead occurs. Whiteheads and blackheads are acne forms. The blackhead part, which is on the surface, turns black due to the skin pigment melanin. Blackheads live long, because the contents drain to the skin surface very slowly. It’s better not to touch the skin in such places, because it increases the likelihood of the pimple occurrence. When the follicular wall breaks and the pore becomes inflamed, there occur pimples. The better way to get rid of pimples is to get rid of blackheads, that is, to remove the cause of them – excessive oil and dead skin cells, which contain melanin making whiteheads black.

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Acne Treatment

Here’s one of the effective methods of acne treatment.

  • First of all, warm the skin with a warm compress of water applied to the area of the blackhead. This opens the pores and gives more access to their contents.
  • Use a scrub (at least twice a week). It clears blackheads and prevents new ones, removes old skin cells, increases the circulation. When choosing a scrub, be careful not to buy one which scratches the skin too much, like scrubs containing apricot seed. And don’t use it too often, it can enlarge the pores.
  • Wash your face with cold water to close the pores. It’s also possible to use ice for it. Cut cucumber lobules laid on the face for some minutes are really good, too, they narrow the pores.

And here are some more general advice for the acne treatment.

Washing your face evenings, mornings and after hard exercise with a mild soap or special gel clears up the skin and rids the face of excess oils. However over washing the face can end in excess drying, more oil production and, as a result, cause more acne.

Some think, if their skin is oily, they don’t need creams. In this case they simply should not use oily creams. Even if the skin is acne prone, it needs some moisturizing too and, of cause, everyday care. Finally, there exist creams for oily skin, so, it’s better to use them.

If you have acnes, avoid long stay in the sun, because it can make you more prone to sunburn. Little sun helps to dry the pimples, but it gives only temporary results. Moreover, excessive sun baths can lead to more rapid skin aging. It’s also necessary to shampoo the hair regularly, especially for those having oily skin (in this case it can be done everyday). The right skin care implies a careful cosmetics choice. Choose oil-free cosmetics, which does not lead to pore blocking. It refers to foundation, hair-care, moisturizers, even eye shadows and so on. Anyway, if you have this opportunity, it’s always better to consult a dermatologist, whether this or that cosmetics item is good for your skin type.

Don’t forget that only cosmetic products are not always enough for acne treatment. Many factors influence the condition of your skin. Healthy diet, pore size, age, regular skincare, the use of qualitative cosmetics, make-up – all this is important. And keep in mind, that the way to beauty takes time, and never give up if problems are not solved immediately.

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27 COMMENTS

  1. Hi, I have blackheads all over my arms and legs. I don’t know how it happened. I recently purchased a BlackHead Remover Scrub,. I’ve tried it for about 3 weeks and so far its not working. What should I do?

  2. hello .
    i am having blackheads on and around my nose tip.sometimes they leads to pimple there on the same place…in winters my nose tip becomes red is it because of bleakheads????
    i dont know if i have bleackheads any where else on my body..i smoke alot that is 7-10 a day, is there any effect of smoking…i m having dandruff but not that it can lead to bleakheads ….i want some good treatment which i myself can do either its making some remedy at home or buying some product …but i just want to get rid of this as it reduces my confidence level ……and at the same time i dont want my pores to be get widened as i see many people have those big pores ..uhh it looks ugly..
    please help me if you can..

  3. Hi, this is Michelle.
    I have blackheads on my nose and recently after using the St. Ive’s Apricot Scrub, little spots of acne have developed. I was wondering what I should do and use what cleanser in order to clear it all as fast as possible. My skin is rarely oily so I’m not sure what I should do. Thank you.

  4. hii…i have blackhead marks on my legs(calf)..i used to squeeze my blackheads n now i have a lot of black marks all over my calf..how do i get rid of dem?i tried scrubbing but it didn’t help..plz suggest something..

  5. Geez!

    In the past acne has made my life a living hell.. I cannot lie. I’ve finally startedto get it under control and one reason why are the tips that kind-hearted people like yourself put on your journals. I’ve started to put together a little list over @ my site Acne Home Remedies of the things that I have tried for my acne and what works and what doesn’t. I have spunt over 5 years fighting this damn infection (as I like to call it) of my face and still I’m wondering why we suffer from this crap… it sucks!!! Anyways, thanks for your useful information on acne and hopefully one day my face will be free of it!!

    -Me

  6. I have developed white heads and some black heads. Recently I have started heavy weight exercise and added eggs and some energy and heavy foods. And right now temperature is 40 degree celcius, Though i remain in AC during day time.

    Is it the reason ? If yes please mention some home remedies.

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