Blackheads always show up during the times you least need them to (not that you ever welcome one!). They appear in the worst possible places and if left untreated, deep blackheads will form. This will make the process of getting rid of them even more difficult. Ugh!
How Do Deep Blackheads Form?
Blackheads, pimples, whiteheads, zits – these terms are used interchangeably by most people. They are similar but not the same.
Basically, you have sebaceous glands under your skin. These glands secrete oils, or sebum, through the pores in the skin.
For a variety of reasons, this oil can become trapped in the pore. Bacteria can then form and a pus-filled bump is the result. Did you know that blackheads are typically clear but they turn black when exposed to the air? Yeppers (I know I’m corny at times).
3 Tips to Prevent Blackheads
While it is difficult to get rid of blackheads (for the exception of extracting), here are three tips to help you prevent them forming in the first place.
- Always remove make-up at night – It’s easy to fall asleep and forget to wash your face (Trust. I’ve done it) Make-up can clog your pores and lead to blackheads. Even mineral make-up needs to be removed to prevent build-up.
- Exfoliation – If dead skin cells are allowed to remain on your skin, they can get trapped beneath the oils in your skin. When you exfoliate regularly, you are effectively removing the dead skin cells so that they don’t lead to blackheads forming.
- Drink more water – Here we go again. Hear me out. Water helps remove toxins from your body. That in turn leads to clearer skin through hydration.
Anyone can get blackheads. Hormone imbalances are a big reason for the overproduction of oil from the sebaceous glands. If you have problems with blackheads, try the simple ways I just shared with you to help prevent them. These tips are prophylactic and require no medication, just a healthy appreciation of good hygiene habits and H20!
If you get blackheads, how do you usually deal with them?