Blackheads are one of the most common forms of acne. Although people who have oily skin are more vulnerable to blackheads, anyone can get them. They form when pores become clogged with a combination of dead skin cells and excess oil (sebum) from your sebaceous glands.
Unlike whiteheads, which create closed pores, blackheads have open surfaces. This creates an oxidation that is dark in colour. Hence, it may be tempting to try to pinch or push the black plug out, but this can cause unnecessary scarring and other damage to your skin.
Troubled by the pesky blackheads? Fret not! Apple Skin Care is here today to share with you the ways to get rid of blackheads and ensuring that you regain your radiant look in no time!
Without further ado, let's begin!
However, before going in deep on the ways of removing the nasty blackheads, we should first understand how we got them.
How do you get blackheads?
Hormones cause the pores to produce excessive sebum, which prevents the sebum from getting to the surface of the skin normally and results in an overfull pore. Accumulated dead skin cells on the skin and in the pores narrow the “exit” of the pores so that the sebum cannot be secreted naturally. If the pore is still slightly open, the combination of excess sebum and dead skin cells is exposed to oxygen, which oxidises the mixture and turns it black.
Ways to Remove Black Heads
1. Use a Charcoal Mask
Charcoal masks had proven to be an effective way to remove blackheads by working deep into the skin to draw out oil, dead skin cells, and other impurities. The ingredient charcoal is thought to take these benefits up another notch through its very own anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
2. Baking Soda
Apart from fighting acne, baking soda can be used be fight these rigid spots as well. All you have to do is grab a tablespoon and mix it with mineral water until it turned into a paste-like consistency. Apply the mixture in your face. Let it sit for minutes until dry, and wash it with warm water.
The baking soda also contains anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties that would be effective in removing these pesky blackheads!
Lemons are nature's gift with high-vitamin C which acts as a natural skin bleaching agent that allows you to achieve a healthier and clear skin!
First, wash your face and use a light toner to remove the gunk on the surface of your skin. Once done, squeeze up some lemon juice into a clean container. Dab the juice with cotton squares and apply it into your face evenly. Let it dry for 15 minutes. Wash your face with cold water and apply a skin moisturizer.
4. Egg Mask
This one is super easy and effective. Just mix an egg white with a tablespoon of honey. Apply the mixture to your face and let it completely dry. Wash it off with water and get set to flaunt your glowing, blackhead-free skin. Wondering how it works? Egg white helps in tightening pores, hair follicles that produce sebum, and removing blackheads. Honey deeply nourishes the skin, making it soft and supple.
5. Apple Skin Care's Deluxe Detox Treatment
Looking for a more efficient way of removing the bothersome blackheads and wanting to gain back your radiant skin in the shortest possible time? Try Apple Skin Care's Deluxe Detox Treatment today!
At Apple Skin Care, we have a team of professional skin care experts with years of extensive training and qualification in treating the majority of Asian skin problems. Our Deluxe Detox Treatment would help you remove all the deep-seated impurities within your skin, ridding the excess water from your skin and further minimising the large pores caused by the blackheads. Furthermore, the Deluxe Detox Treatment would also help to open your pores which would allow better absorption of nutrients applied to the skin.
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