Last Friday I shared 3 non-medicinal ways you can prevent blackheads from forming. But what happens when you’ve done what you know to do and you get a blackhead anyway? Simple. Stay indoors til it’s gone. OK, just kidding.
Here are 3 ways you can get rid of blackheads:
- Use blackhead removal tools –Squeezing blackheads isn’t an option but using special tools to extract them is. If you squeeze, it can lead to pain and hyperpigmentation or blemishes on your face. You can visit an esthetician to get extractions done but you can also find blackhead extractors just about anywhere.
- Use pore cleansing strips – Blackheads typically appear in or around the oily T-zone area. Using pore cleansing strips can help you pull oil, bacteria and blackheads that are forming from your skin’s pores. These strips can be used regularly to keep your pores clean.
- Use creams or ointments with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid - Yes, this is medicinal but when you’re dealing with a serious case of blackheads, would you rather just wait it out? Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid work to kill the germs and bacteria that lead to acne.
What do you think?