Monday, December 14, 2009

Best thing for blackheads?

What is the best thing to get rid of and prevent blackheads that doesn't cost a lot of money? I get a lot of them on my nose.Best thing for blackheads?
Biore Facial Strips.

They are EXCELLENT and now they have them for parts of your face besides just your nose.

Try it and you'll see.. I was amazed!Best thing for blackheads?
Warm your face with a wash cloth, or stand over a pot of simmering water (not too close or you can get burned). Then wash your face with a cleanser. Clearasil makes a daily face wash that works good and it doesn't dry your skin out. Clean %26amp; Clear has an astringent with salicylic acid and it helps keep your face clear.

The safest and most effective way of removing them is simply to pop them, but only do so if you've opened your pores with steam or warm/hot water. You will not scar, but there will be some redness that can last a few hours. To get rid of this make a mixture of honey and ground cinnamon, put it on your face as a mask. Honey is a natural antiseptic and it also helps to put natural moisture back in your skin, and the cinnamon is a source of heat and an exfoliant. So leave this on your face for about 20 minutes - the cinnamon will help get rid of the redness from popping blackheads and pimples, it also helps reduce swelling - when you wash it off use it as an exfoliant first, massage in your face for a minute and rinse off with warm water. Follow with a facial cleanser. It works good!
There are many things that you can do to prevent blackheads from appearing on your face. Most involve cleansing and some require the use of medications.

Avoid using creamy, greasy, and thick (emollient) products. This alone will greatly lessen your chances of sprouting blackheads.

Use a gentle and water-soluble acne cleanser.

DO NOT use bar soap!!! The ingredients that hold soap in a bar form can clog the pores in your skin. They can also cause skin cells to flake off prematurely and clog the pores. If you have dry skin you will need to use a cleanser that has a bit of moisturizer in it, but be careful! The excess moisturizers can cause an increase in oil on your skin.

Exfoliate to eliminate dead skin cells. If there are no skin cells to clog the pores, the natural oil is able to flow through freely. Skin Exfoliation also removes the built up dead cells from inside the pores that cause them to become misshapen and more-easily clogged. Using an skin exfoliant that contains 1% or 2% beta hydroxy acids (BHA or Salicylic Acid) will penetrate the lining of the pore. If you are unable to use BHAs, you could use products containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), however these acids are only good for surface exfoliation because they do not penetrate the pore lining.

Absorb excess oil. If you have oily skin, try using a clay mask that does not contain mint, peppermint or other irritating ingredients. This will absorb the oil that may clog the poor. If you have dry skin, this is not necessary because pimples on dry skin are caused by oil inside the pore, not on the surface of the skin. Also, oil-absorbing papers may help to reduce the oil in your pores.

Visit your dermatologist. Retinoids, which are a form of Vitamin A, can help regulate the pore shape which will keep oil flowing normally. The most common retinoids are tretinoin and adapalene, found in prescriptions such as Avita, Renova, Retin-A, Tazorac, and Differin.

Other medications. Hormone blockers and low-dose birth control pills can lower levels of androgens (the male hormone) and Accutane should be discussed with your physician in severe cases of oily skin and breakouts.

3. Blackhead Removal

Though the best way to remove blackheads is an area of contention, the most common method for getting rid of blackheads is to gently squeeze them. Removing the “stuff” inside of the blackhead helps the skin because you are relieving the pressure which causes the damage. We know it can be nearly impossible to leave a blemish alone so here are some tips for gentle blackhead removal:

Use a mild scrub or skin exfoliant to remove any dead cells and expose the blackhead.

Pat your face dry.

Place a slightly warm compress on your face for approximately 10-15 minutes in order to soften the blackhead, making it easier to remove.

Pat your face dry again.

Place a piece of tissue on the tip of each finger to avoid slipping, which could tear the skin and cause further damage.

Gently apply even pressure to both sides of the blackhead by pushing down, then up around the blemish. You’re trying to apply the pressure from *underneath* the blackhead.

Only attempt this once or twice. If it does not “pop”, you may bruise the skin, make the blackhead worse, and could cause scarring.

PORE STRIPS: Using pore strips to remove blackheads is not recommended for many reasons:

The warnings on the box tell you not to use them on swollen, irritated, sunburned skin; not to use them on excessively dry skin; and not to use them on any area other than the nose. Also, the warnings state that if the strip is too difficult to remove, you should add water and remove carefully.

Removing the superficial blackheads, along with some healthy skin, will only help temporarily.

Repeated use of pore strips can cause irritation and future breakouts.

The adhesive on the strips can tear or injure the skin, especially if you are using an acne medication such as those listed above, or if you naturally have thin skin due to psoriasis, rosacea, or seborrhea.

Vacuum blackhead removers and blackhead extractors are not recommended for the same reasons as the pore strips. Because blacheads are caused by excessive oil production clogging the pores, the most effective way to get rid of blackheads is to control oil on the face by using mild cleansers and by balancing your hormones.

Blackhead and dead skin fighter

Get 1 Small lemon, sliced

Rub the slice of lemon over your nose to help dissolve dirt which may be stuck in your pores.

Use the other slices to rub on your elbows and feet, in a circular motion to exfoliate your skin.

You can download this book with pictures to solve all your skin problems:…
This should help for blackheads. Rub oatmeal paste on face,leave it to dry for 15 minutes and scrub well before washing off with cold water. Check out for more useful tips to control blackheads.

Biore Pore Strips.…

Yes, I have found that the pore stripes from the dollar stores are as good or better than the expensive ones. :)

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