Have you tried all the blackhead remedies on earth, but still find yourself dealing with those little black dots?
From blackhead strips to homemade masks, there is no shortage of things to try. But... it's time to stop wasting your time, and start doing what actually works to get rid of your blackheads.
This page will show you how. It includes the 'must do's' that really make a difference long term. Some good but temporary methods to quickly lessen the appearance of blackheads. And which remedies you should completely avoid if you want clear, healthy skin.
Let's get on with it...
The following blackhead remedies make a long term difference. It's important to note that they take time to work - which is exactly why they do work. They change your skin for the better - which is never an instant process.
Your blackheads didn't form overnight, so you can't get rid of them (permanently) overnight either.
Be patient, be consistent, and you will see improvement.
These natural acids dissolve oil and dead skin cells, getting right into pores to dissolve those plugs. Then, by continuing to exfoliate skin they help prevent the plug from reforming and keep your skin clear.
A large number of blackheads will start to disappear entirely, others will shrink, and your skin will look better overall.
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More details on how and why these acids work for blackheads in this article.
You've taken the right step in making a permanent difference to your blackheads by using a quality acid product, as above.
So this is vitally important - make sure your moisturizer, sunscreen and makeup aren't negating the effects! Remember these products stay on your skin. If you are really struggling with stubborn blackheads, it might be time to make a change:
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Blackheads respond really well to the right external treatments, and you can further help control them by taking care of your insides.
Have you ever noticed your blackheads look worse (larger, oilier, darker) after a couple of days of greasy food or too much alcohol?
Make an (almost) instant difference to the appearance of your blackheads with the following remedies. The results may be temporary, but we won't complain about that!
Hold your cleansed face over a bowl of steaming water to help 'open' your pores (or just do this after a nice hot shower). Then, using your tissue wrapped fingers or a blackhead extractor, gently squeeze any that are ready to come out.
This can be a great way to get rid of any large, particularly stubborn blackheads. They may fill up again quickly, but sometimes less so. Just make sure you are following the more 'permanent' remedies above as well.
Using a thin layer of Milk of Magnesia is a simple and cheap way to control oil and reduce the appearance of blackheads.
You can find it at a pharmacy or some supermarkets. Apply a very thin layer to blackhead prone areas (usually the nose), and it will keep these areas matte and shine free for the day.
This can be really helpful for men who might not like to wear concealer or powder. It also works really well as a foundation primer, helping it stay in place (AKA not slide off in an oil slick by 11am).
A quick way to reduce the appearance of blackheads is to whip up a lemon and egg white mask:
Lemon juice works as an astringent to tighten pores and soak up oil. Egg white also helps tighten pores and even out skin tone (remember these benefits are temporary but that is fine!).
The following remedies are popular - they're usually the ones you see on all the 'blackhead tips' articles.
The problem with them is not only that they don't really work, but they can cause damage to skin and make your problems worse. Stick to the remedies above instead, and you will finally start dealing with your blackhead problem.
These little strips sure sound fun - who doesn't want to apply one and then watch all the little black plugs get peeled off?
Not only do manual, gritty scrubs cause micro damage to skin if used too often, but they are useless for making any difference to blackheads.
They don't have the power to affect anything but the surface layer of skin - which is not where blackheads reside. And if you are scrubbing aggressively enough to actually 'lift' out any blackheads, then you are damaging your skin.
Use a chemical exfoliator such as the acids above, these give a superior exfoliation and effect more than just the surface of skin. Say goodbye to the sand blasting, forever!
And there you have it.... the blackheads remedies that truly work, including the first important 3 you can use to help them disappear permanently. Enjoy great skin!