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Tips To Removing Blackheads

Updated on March 5, 2011

Removing blackheads can be easily be done if you know how to do it the right way. They are often caused by excess oil on the skin and look like little bumps on the skin which are usually black or yellow in color.

When there is too much oil on the skin it can cause your pores to become blocked, which can cause infection or acne may appear on the skin. Blackheads are commonly found on your nose, chin and sometimes the cheeks.

Taking care of your skin is the best way in removing blackheads successfully. By reducing the amount of oil on the skin, you can minimize the chances of getting blackheads as well as other acne problems.

There are many treatments that you can do at home that can remove blackheads and they have been shown to be very effective in giving you better looking skin. When it comes to getting clear beautiful skin, there may be other factors that may be causing blackheads to appear such as eating a bad diet as well as a lack of exercise.

You may need to make a few lifestyle changes in order to get better looking skin. By doing this slowly, you should see an improvement in your skin and also less production of oil on the skin as well.

Removing Blackheads
Removing Blackheads

What Causes Blackheads

The number one cause of blackheads is when there is too much oil on the skin. This can also happen during puberty where the skin can produce too much oil and clog up your pores. Another cause of blackheads is when you do not cleanse your face properly and your pores may become clogged from dead skin cells as well as dirt.

It is important that we cleanse our face in the morning and at night especially if you wear makeup or moisturizer during the day. If you are someone who uses quite a lot of make up on your face, this can actually cause your pores to become blocked, so it is important not to use too much makeup.

Exfoliating the skin far too much is another cause of blackheads. Our skin needs a small amount of oil for it too be healthy and it is best not to exfoliate your skin too much as this can cause irritation on the skin.

Removing Blackheads Correctly

Removing blackheads can be done by yourself but if there are any signs of infection, you should consult your doctor or dermatologist. Before starting any Blackhead Treatment, make sure that you clean your skin properly and also steaming your skin is also recommended.

To steam your skin, put your face over a bowl of hot water. By doing this it will help your pores loosen up and help remove the blackheads much easier. Next you will need to use a blackhead tape, which can be found at any beauty health store. This is especially useful if you have blackheads on your nose.

Drinking enough clean filtered water every day can also improve the look of your skin. By doing this it will help flush out the toxins out of the body which may be causing your acne or blackheads on the face.

Your diet also is very important especially if you produce a lot of oil on the skin. Try to reduce the amount of oily foods in your diet and eat fresh fruit and vegetables as much as you can.

To prevent blackheads from appearing, regular cleansing is recommended to remove the dirt from the pores and lower the amount of oil found on the skin. By removing blackheads correctly, you will reduce the possibility of infection or irritation of the skin.

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