Having blackheads is frustrating – many people try lots of different remedies but can’t find anything to work, or might even make the problem worse.
Remember, blackheads aren’t dirt. They are completely natural and could happen to anyone. It’s just excess oil clogging up pores. They look black because of oxidation from contact with the air.
So what’s the best blackhead treatment for you?
A lot of people suffering from blackheads have oilier than average skin, but some have dry skin. What’s important is that you don’t completely upset your skin’s natural balance. Although it might seem counterintuitive, remember to use moisturiser. If your skin is too dry it might produce extra oil to compensate, making the blackheads worse.
You might want to visit your doctor or a dermatologist. They can prescribe creams or pills that can help with serious adult acne or look for any underlying hormonal problems and the like. Dermatologists offer cosmetic solutions like chemical peels and microdermabrasion though these can come at a high price.
You can treat your blackheads at home. A DIY blackhead treatment plan might be to get up some steam using a hot shower or a bowl of boiled water with a towel over it. That will soften the oil in the blackheads and your skin.
Then use a comedone extractor – the most hygienic way to squeeze blackheads while keeping the irritation and redness to a minimum. PimplePopper’s comedone extractor is made of high quality stainless steel with two different sized popping loops. Place one loop over the blackhead and press down firmly but gently and wipe away the blackhead. Afterwards, splash your face with cold water, dry and moisturise.