Most of the ladies have their share of slip-ups while trying to get rid of their pesky blackheads. Here’s how you can stamp out your blackheads in a better way.
Exfoliate. But don’t overdo it!
The usual manual scrubs to get the gunk out of your pores, or the chemical exfoliating to wipe out the excessive oil – just ensure that you don’t overdo either of these. At times, some scrubs cause inflammation of the skin, so keep an eye on the kind of scrubs that suit your skin. Also, if you scrub harsh and too frequently, your blackhead condition can go worse by triggeringexcessive oil production.
Oh no, don’t pop out your blackheads
Most of us do it, but believe it, repeatedly popping out the blackheads, doesmore harm than good, as it leaves the skin raw. Remember, there’s a difference between popping out the blackheads and extracting them properly using some tool or your fingers. You prep up your skin before extraction. Clean your face properly. You can use a good mild cleanser. Have some steam to let the hardened oil in your pores to soften a bit. Also, you can use a good moisturizer to keep the heat trapped in the skin as it will then help the blackhead extraction.
Do the extractions carefully
Otherwise the skin tends to get darker or there can be red spots owing to excessive stimulation of the melanin cells. If you are doing the extractions using your fingers, keep in mind not to place your fingers too closearound the blackhead. If you place your fingers wider around the blackhead, the extraction will be easier and deeper. And never use your nails for extractions.
Don’t go mad
Of course, you would want to extract them all, but don’t go mad if one or more of your blackheads are too stubborn to come out. A good rule of thumb is that it should come out in 2-3 attempts. But if it doesn’t, leave it for some other day, instead of fighting with it and damaging your skin in the process.
Besides, you must remember that your skin doesn’t hate oils. It’s the excessive oil that’s bad. Your skin needs good and balanced flow of oil to look its best. So, keep it moisturized and not dry.
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