How To Get Rid of Those Unwanted Blackheads
If oil, dead skin cells or even bacteria end up blocking our pores, blackheads or whiteheads can result. And if that blocked pore fails to close up, the oxygen in the air oxidizes the oils, turning them dark brown or black.
Blackheads are the result.
If that blocked pore does close up, then the top of the bump appears as white – and is called a whitehead.
Blackheads appear most often on your face – especially on the sides of your nose. But they can also appear in other areas, in fact anywhere that has a hair follicle or pore.
What contributes to the formation of blackheads?
- Hormones and the changes that can occur, leading to the skin becoming more oily. Any excess oil can lead to pores becoming blogged and blackheads forming.
- Smoking and the cigarette smoke (with its unhealthy particles like nicotine) can have a negative impact on the skin, leading to blackheads.
- Makeup and skincare products when they come with artificial colors, fragrances and mineral oil can cause clogged pores – and blackheads. Instead look for natural skin care products.
- A less than perfect diet. Items such as fried, sugary and high-carb foods as well as too much alcohol or caffeine should be avoided.
Removing blackheads naturally
Cleansing regularly morning, evening and after working out. Of course, never go to sleep with make up still on.
Exfoliation is another important way to remove blackheads naturally.
Natural ingredient pore strips are available to use for occasional use (weekly at the most).
A weekly face mask such as one with clay or charcoal will clean out pores, pull out the blackheads and leave the skin smooth and less oily.
Steaming from hot water can help to loosen blackheads. Here is what to do: cleanse the face; fill a large bowl of boiling hot water; allow to cool a little before covering your head with a towel and leaning over the bowl for 5 to 10 minutes; follow up with cleaning the face again with cleanser and warm water before gently patting dry.
Witch Hazel is natural home remedy for acne as its application can help decrease inflammation and excessive oil production, soothe the skin and reduce the overproduction of oil.
Skin brushes can be a very effective daily method for reducing blackheads, acting as powerful, deep-cleansing exfoliators. Make sure to clean and replace skin brush heads regularly.
Avoiding touching your face as this can transfer bacteria and dirt to the pores, triggering blackheads and other breakouts.
Moisturizing daily with a natural product.
Using an essential oils product for an acne treatment. Our H-Acne Formula is designed to naturally treat acne symptoms without any harsh chemicals. Use safely on pimples, whiteheads and blackheads and allow the natural blend of pure ingredients to go to work. The formula is perfect for all skin types whether oily skin, dry skin, combination skin or sensitive skin.
More about that good diet
The following will have a direct and good effect on the health of our skin:
- Probiotic foods
- High-zinc foods
- Vitamin A foods
- Vitamin C foods
- High-fiber foods and
- Clean protein
While it is advised that certain foods should be avoided:
- Sugar and carbohydrate-rich foods.
- Gluten and wheat.
- Fried and fast foods
- Hydrogenated oils
- Conventional dairy