How to treat Blackheads
Deep Blackheads Removal
Blackheads develop in almost all skin types but most commonly appear in those with oily skin and normal to oily skin types. They usually appear in the T-zone of the face (forehead, nose and chin).
[box]A blackhead is a combination of dirt, debris, dead skin cells, and oil which embeds in the pore.
Blackheads can go deep into the pore and the first inclination is to pinch it out; however doing so only bruises the surrounding area.[/box]
Most of the time blackheads are the result of improper skin care. Too often people overuse skin care products. They try various cleansers that are really to harsh thus drying out their skin. For instance those with exceptional oily skin will use harsh and drying skin care products to dry up the excess oil. However doing so only causes the oil glands to react and produce more oil to combat the dry skin.
Additionally, a toner should be used after cleansing to remove any left over residue and to close pores and restore pH balance. Your toner should be used prior to applying your moisturizer. If you suffer from blackheads, chances are you have large pores and therefore your moisturizer should be a non-clogging formula.
Below is a simple recipe to make your own blackhead remover strip(s).
1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
Mix both ingredients and microwave for 10 seconds until it is warm to the touch.
Note: this does not smell the best when taking it out of the microwave, but this recipe actually removes blackheads!
Warm nose, and/or chin and forehead with a warm cloth to open pores, apply mixture to the area in which you wish to remove blackheads. Do not use around eyes or other delicate areas.
Allow mixture to dry for 15-20 minutes, or until a stiff film appears. Slowly peel off the film and there you go, all the debris in your pores has surfaced to the top. Rinse face with warm water and then follow with a cool toner to close pores and restore pH balance. Follow with a moisturizer that does not clog pores.
For blackheads that are deeply embedded into the skin, steam your face to open pores.
The key to a beautiful complexion is selecting the right skin care products for your skin type. Additionally, select the right skin care products that are appropriate for your age group. For instance a teenage girl is not likely to need an anti-aging product however; an astringent with antiseptic properties would be beneficial if your complexion is prone to blemishes and/or excessively oily.
As with any new skin care recipe or product, always do a patch test first. This simple formula has shown positive results in blackheads removal.