Leafing through a glossy magazine, you involuntarily pay attention to attractive girls, noting their flawless skin. There are no pimples, no redness, no blackheads, no enlarged pores. In real life, almost every person is faced with skin imperfections.
The most common skin problem is blackheads or comedones. Black dots can appear at any age, on any type of skin in both men and women. What can be done to get rid of and prevent the appearance of black dots.
Reasons for the appearance
The main reason for the appearance of comedones on the skin is the ingress of various contaminants on the skin. As a result, the ducts of the sebaceous glands are clogged and dust particles are tightly clamped in the pores of the skin. So it turns out black dots are dust particles with accumulated sebum. Basically, the zones of formation of comedones are more oily, forehead, chin, nose. Because the skin with black dots looks unkempt and untidy, they must be dealt with.
Another reason for the appearance of black dots can be malnutrition. The appearance of comedones provokes fatty and spicy foods, sweet foods and alcohol. When choosing a balanced diet, excluding or limiting flour, sweet and salty, you can notice improvements in skin condition.
As you know, it is better not to get rid of, but to prevent the appearance of comedones. In this case, prevention will help.
The main and most important thing is to cleanse the skin regularly. Not only taking a morning shower and tidying up the skin before going to bed, but preferably during the day. Wiping your face with wet wipes throughout the day, you can clean the skin of dust quite well. At the end of the day, take a few minutes to cleanse your skin.
At night, metabolic processes take place in our body, as a result of which skin renewal occurs. This leads to the formation of excess sebum and dead epithelium, which should be removed with your cleansing lotion.
It is good to periodically deep clean the pores. There are many masks and peels. It is worth choosing products with small particles so that when used they do not damage the skin. But be careful, if there is inflammation and pimples, it is better to postpone the procedure, as there is a chance of spreading the infection to a larger area of skin.
An excellent option in the fight against black dots, a clay mask. The choice of masks is great and it is very easy to use them. As a rule, they are diluted with warm water to the consistency of sour cream and applied to the skin for 10-15 minutes, after which it is washed off with water. The result of such procedures will be visible after several applications.
Removal at home
The easiest and fastest way to remove blackheads is extrusion. Of course, this method has significant drawbacks that you should be aware of. Firstly, in case of non-observance of sterility, if there is a possibility of infection, which will lead to even greater problems. And vo-the second, it not the most painless method. If you still decide to try this method for yourself, you should take some precautions.
The procedure begins with steaming the skin. Pour water into the pan and boil for a few minutes, you can add some herbs, such as chamomile, which have anti-inflammatory properties. Cleanse your face first and lean over the pot, covering your head with a towel. Steam your face for 10 minutes.
Be careful not to lean too close to the water to avoid scalding yourself. after steaming the skin of the face, thoroughly clean your hands, wash with soap and disinfect. Pay attention to the cleanliness of the nails. It will be ideal to wrap your index fingers with sterile wipes. Now we proceed directly to the procedure, we press with our index fingers on the comedones from both sides. If the skin is steamed well, then there will be no problems with squeezing. If, nevertheless, extrusion does not occur, do not apply great efforts, otherwise ugly wounds will remain.
Once you have finished the procedure, you need to narrow the pores. Clay masks, ice cubes are suitable for this. Such a procedure is recommended to be carried out no more than once a week.
Masks for getting rid of blackheads
Masks give a good effect. The masks act more slowly, but are much softer and more delicate, without leaving scars and scratches. The mask is applied to a previously cleansed face.
The recipe for a very effective mask: Take a washing gel, add a tablespoon of soda and salt, mix. For dry skin, you can add a little cream to this mask.
The resulting mixture is applied to moistened problem areas with a cotton pad. Leaves for five minutes. At this time, you may feel a slight tingling and burning sensation, as it should be, this is the effect of soda. Then rinse with warm water and apply moisturizer. Even one application is enough to notice the result. The number of comedones will be significantly reduced.
This mask is not suitable for skin with inflammation and pimples, the procedure will be very painful, and more skin irritation may appear.
Another mask that helps to cope with black dots is a protein mask. For this mask, take the protein of one egg and mix with one tablespoon of sugar. The sugar must be completely dissolved in the protein. Half of the mask is applied to the cleansed face, once it dries, apply the remaining half. Apply with massage movements, as if driving it into the skin with your fingertips. As soon as the mask stops sticking to your fingers, you can stop the procedure. When tapping with fingers on the skin, a sticky mass is formed, it is she who draws black dots from the pores. Rinse off the mask to moisturize your skin. Protein mask can be done 1-2 times a week.
Unfortunately, even the most expensive tool is not able to get rid of blackheads in one go. It is important to provide your skin with regular comprehensive care. And then you can achieve clean, even and velvety skin.