Blackheads and whiteheads can be a real pain. It can be frustrating if you deal with both and can’t seem to get rid of them. Blackheads appear like black dots when dirt and oil get clogged in your pores. Whiteheads appear white and may ooze when you squeeze them (dermatologists do not recommend squeezing acne with your fingers). Here are some ways to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads and clear up your skin.
Use a Steamer
Have you ever gotten a professional facial? Often, they will steam your skin to open up your pores to make your skin easier to clean out. You can purchase a smaller steamer to use at home. If you don’t want to get one, you can also open up your pores with a hot towel.
Salicylic acid is one of the best ingredients to get rid of acne. Look for products that contain salicylic acid to help get rid of blackheads and whiteheads. Just make sure not to overdo it because it could dry out your skin.
If your skin is clogged with bacteria and dead skin cells, it could break out more easily. Use a gentle exfoliator to get rid of dead skin cells that might cause blackheads and whiteheads.
It might be worth it to get a professional to extract your pores and get rid of blackheads and whiteheads. If you want to try it yourself, use a metal extractor or try using a flosser to remove blackheads and whiteheads. Just make sure to disinfect it with alcohol first to avoid putting more bacteria in your pores.
Don’t Forget to Moisturize
Especially if you have oily skin, you may not want to moisturize. But moisturizing is key to balance your natural oils and hydrate your skin. Just look for an oil-free moisturizer.
Use a Mask
Masks can help to pull out the blackheads and whiteheads and prevent them from returning. There are many that you can make yourself in your own kitchen or purchase from the store.
Do you regularly get blackheads and whiteheads? What is your favorite way to get rid of them and prevent them from coming back?
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