Banish Your Blackheads: 5 Methods You May Find Essential

12:10 am Miss JHENZ 1 Comments

The bane of all teenagers (though adults can get them too), blackheads are a common form of acne that most of us have suffered from in our lives. They pop up when our pores become clogged with oil and dead skin. Not only can they make an unsightly presence on our faces, but they can appear on other parts of our body, including our back and chest.

Blackheads are a nuisance, but there are ways to get rid of them. Follow this handy guide to help you expel those unsightly blemishes for good!

Eat healthy foods
We have already advocated healthy eating here at, and you should read the article to help improve your diet. Eating the right foods not only helps you with your weight-loss programmes, but a good diet also helps you look after your skin.

Anything that triggers higher spikes of insulin, such as sugar, pasta and white bread, should be avoided as they can produce more oil. Foods containing complex carbohydrates, such as whole grains and vegetables, and foods high in antioxidants, including plant based vegetables and berries, will benefit your skin by reducing inflammation.

Care for your skin
Looking after your skin on a daily basis will help loosen the pores and keep your skin looking fresh. Gently washing your skin will remove any built up dirt. You should also check out the advice at the blog, which highlights the way exfoliating can get rid of dead skin cells from your body. However, be careful in your use of physical scrubs and chemical exfoliants, as overuse and vigorous scrubbing can irritate your skin and trigger the oil that will make your skin condition worse. Exfoliating once or twice a week is enough, as well as your daily skincare routine including washing and moisturising.

Buy the right cleansing product 
Anti-acne treatments containing salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are designed to help your skin. Read the article  to help you find the best product for your skin, as there are pros and cons to the products you can buy over the counter. Knowing your skin type will help, so if your skin is particularly sensitive for example, go for the relevant product to help you with your acne problem.

Use natural treatments
There are many homemade remedies for blackheads, but you need to take care. Don’t listen to anecdotes about the best cure unless they are scientifically backed up. Read the article on for proven homemade methods which should be safe for most skin types.

Steam open your pores
To help you pull out those pesky blackheads, you should loosen your pores first. Steaming is a proven method, such as lowering your face over a bowl of steaming hot water. Of course, you shouldn’t get too close as you are at risk of burning, so at least a foot away is enough distance to allow the steam to go to work. After around fifteen minutes you will feel the steam loosen the pores, enabling you to squeeze those blackheads into oblivion.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout-out! Useful ideas on how to stop blackheads and acne in it's tracks :)