What are Blackheads?Blackheads are broad openings on the skin with black or yellow rubbles covering them. These are also called as ‘Open Comedo’. Filled with keratin squamae, bacteria and oil blackheads appear as a black spot on the skin, that are very hard to see with the naked eye. In case of ignorance, one may end up having acne or pimples on the skin.
What causes them?
When a person enters teenage, the hormone levels start increasing which lead to development of blackheads. Use of excessive make-up especially on oily skin also causes them.
How to get rid of them?
Facial is considered to be the best way of removing blackheads no matter what skin type you possess. Facials are expensive if done at a beauty salon and at the same time very cheap if done at home on your own. I would recommend facials to be done on your very own since it would be an inexpensive process this way.
Following are given some simple and easy steps to give you a blackheads free skin in no time.
Step 1: Cleanse your face
First and foremost, wear a headband or tie your hair to keep them off your face. Wash off any excessive oil or dirt from your face and pat it dry. Now use a cleanser that suits your skin type and cleanse your face with it. Wipe it off using cotton balls. Any cleanser be it liquid or exfoliating would do the trick. While cleansing focus more on your forehead, nose and chin. For exfoliating cleanser, apply it gently moving your finger tip in circular motions. Once done, wash off the cleanser with a mild soap or face wash.
Step 2: Open up the pores
Steam is the best way to open up clogged pores.Salons generally use electric steamers, but you can also make your very own steamer at home.Take a deep bowl and pour in some boiling water. Take a towel and place it over your head in such a way that the steam hits your face directly. Stay in that position for five to ten minutes.There is also an alternate way to open pores. Soak a face towel in hot water. Squeeze out the excess water and cover your face with it for the same time duration.
Step 3: Finally squeezing out that black stuff
This will be done with the help of a ‘blackhead extractor’ that is easily available at any drug store or supermarkets such as Wall-mart or Target. Firstly, sanitize your tool with few drops of alcohol and wipe it off with a tissue paper. Secondly, choose a place that is well illuminated, that your pores are clearly visible so that the process of extracting blackheads is effective. Firmly press out the blackheads with the round tip of extractor. This is a painful process so you may prefer taking breaks in between.
Step 4: Apply a mask
In order to reduce the redness wash your face with cold water and apply a chamomile toner to close the pores. Lastly, put on a facial mask for twenty minutes to remove the blackheads you may have left behind.
Step 5: Moisturize
For mark free, charming and healthy skin, moisturize your skin with any moisturizing lotion or cream for a final touch to the whole process.