Regardless of age and no matter how much we care about our skin, blackheads can appear on anyone and no one is pleased. Probably every woman at least once in her life faced with this problem. The first thing you should do is to understand the reason for their appearance.
Blackheads, also known as open comedones, must be treated even if they are not as serious a problem as acne. They are found in large numbers on the face or shoulders. One of the main causes of acne is excess sebum. Another reason is insufficient cleansing. One of the biggest mistakes is going to bed without cleansing your face.
It is much easier to prevent than to treat them. The first thing you should do is take good care of your skin. Try to avoid low quality beauty products, use only products according to your skin type, and remember to cleanse your face with a toner daily.
To protect your face, use a matte foundation that hides blackheads and saves you from the sun. Research has shown that most acne is caused by overexposure to the sun.
There is no miracle cure with immediate results. The first thing you need in the fight against black dots is perseverance and patience. And there is no such remedy that will save you from black dots overnight. Using a treatment that will prevent blackheads from appearing is the only way to get rid of this kind of skin problem. This process can only work from the inside, and with the help of special cleansers that help control bacteria on the surface of the skin and remove excess dead cells.
It is important to pay special attention to cosmetics that claim to be able to cure blackheads and pimples. Any product can only help relieve symptoms. Some of them can be used in (but not in place of) treatments that will eliminate the causes of blackheads.
To improve the results of the treatment, it must be accompanied by good skin hygiene, which minimizes the formation of inflammation as a result of the mixing of sebum, dead cells and bacteria. It should be noted that while good hygiene and a healthy lifestyle are helpful, excessive rubbing will not help and may even irritate the skin.
How to treat blackheads
The best procedure for treating comedones (blackheads and pimples) includes cleansing twice a day with a blackhead remover, regular use of chamomile infusion, and sometimes a mask to remove excess sebum and dead skin cells that contribute to clogged follicles.
WARNING! Among the most commonly used methods of getting rid of blackheads is squeezing them out with your fingers. Although these methods are successful in removing blackheads, this is temporary, and also leads to scarring and permanent damage to the capillaries (those that enrich the skin with nutrients and oxygen), and trauma to the skin of the face destroys the natural oils of the skin over time and accelerates the aging process.
In addition, many facial cleansers, especially those containing nuts or other exfoliating ingredients, can do more harm than good by making the skin more susceptible to bacterial infections.
- Do steam baths once a week.
Steam baths are great for the skin because it opens the pores and thoroughly cleanses it of all impurities, dead cells and sebum.
Place a tablespoon of chamomile flowers in a bowl of hot water and sit face down over the bowl, covering your head with a towel for as long as you can or until the water has cooled.
After that, the pores are open and the skin has softened, massage the problematic area of \u200b\u200bthe skin with a piece of clean gauze, pressing not too hard so as not to injure the skin. Then rinse your face with cold water, wipe your face with a soothing and disinfecting lotion.
- Prepare a blackhead mask
It is very easy to prepare a mask, it gently exfoliates the skin, removes excess sebum and dead cells and promotes cell regeneration. You will need: 2 tbsp. l. honey, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. vitamin E (oil).
Apply the mask, leave for 10 minutes. Black dots have no chance.
- Apply sodium bicarbonate treatment
Baking soda is a miracle ingredient. It is inexpensive and very effective for both treating acne and removing blackheads. You only need 1 tbsp. l. baking soda and a few drops of water to make a thick paste. Apply the mixture on acne-prone areas and rinse your face after 10 minutes.
- Egg white and lemon juice face mask
Lemon is a powerful ingredient to remove sebum and bacteria, clear blackheads, close pores and even whiten hyperpigmented spots (freckles). Egg white brightens the skin, even has the effect of “lifting”, facial skin rejuvenation. Protein helps to get rid of old black dots. The mask should be applied after you have cleansed your face and should not be used if another mask was made on the same day.
Ingredients: one egg white, one teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice. In a small bowl, mix these two ingredients. The mixture is applied to the entire face, avoiding the eyes and eyelids (if the mixture gets into the eyes, simply rinse with water without soap). If you feel that this is not enough, you can apply two coats. Keep the mask on for 20-25 minutes. Remove the mask when it dries and you feel that the skin tightens. Remove it with your fingers. After that, rinse your face with chamomile infusion.
- Lotion with olive oil and toothpaste
Rinse your face with water first to open your pores. Pour 2 tbsp. olive oil on the edge of a small towel or handkerchief, and then add a little toothpaste (but not gel paste). Massage the blackhead area thoroughly, adding more paste or olive oil if needed. Wait 5 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
Now that you know about the most effective remedies that will help you get rid of unwanted blackheads, all that remains is to enjoy beautiful skin without imperfections.