How to Remove Blackheads
Just like acne, there are treatments for blackheads but things can take time. As hormones increase the appearance of blackheads, patience is a virtue.
- Don’t Touch Your Blackheads
Blackheads are the result of blocked follicles, so it’s important to keep your pores clean. Touching your blackheads can spread bacteria across your skin, blocking pores and potentially causing more pimples. Popping, squeezing or picking blackheads risks acne scarring too.
- Wash Your Face Twice a Day
Try using a gentle cleanser or mild soap to wash your face twice a day. Avoid products that could further irritate your skin, like astringents or facial scrubs.
Greasy hair may transfer oil and dead skin cells to your face. Make sure you wash your hair regularly and try to keep it away from your face.
- Try Over-the-counter Acne Products
Always consult your dermatologist first, but acne products containing benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, resorcinol or salicylic acid can help to dry out the excess oil that causes breakouts.