How to Get Rid of Blackheads

Everyone wants to know how to get rid of blackheads. Unsatisfied with traditional treatments that don't work or that even make the problem worse, more and more people are looking for a blackhead home remedy. Unfortunately, most home remedies for blackheads are not effective.

Black heads are unsightly black dots that appear on the face when pores in the skin get clogged. When pores get clogged, oil gets backed up and blackheads and/or whiteheads form. We all secrete oil from our pores, but some people have more oily skin than others and are more prone to blackheads.

It can be easier to prevent blackheads than it is to get rid of them. Instead of trying a blackhead home remedy, consider these simple steps for clear and healthy skin:

Now that we have gone over prevention, lets talk about how to get rid of blackheads. As we said, most home remedies for blackheads do not work.

So, how to get rid of blackheads if preventative measures don't work? There are a number of options.

Many of the "treatments" used for blackheads can actually cause more damage. For this reason, many people look to try home remedies for blackheads. However, since most home remedies are ineffective, you need to consider other alternatives. Lets look at some treatment options for how to get rid of blackheads.

There are many over-the-counter treatments for acne and blackheads. These may be good for dealing with blackheads when you get them, but they don't always prevent new ones from forming. Some over-the-counter treatments are harsh on the skin and cause more irritation and can make the problem worse. If you use over the counter remedies, look for one that contains benzoyl peroxide or salicyclic acid.

Clay masks, which can also help prevent blackheads in those with oily skin, is a blackhead home remedy that some people have had success with. Avoid masks that contain peppermint or other mint because those can be irritating to the skin.

There are prescription medications designed to treat acne. One of the most popular of these is Accutane. Medications like these carry the risk of serious side effects, though. For example, Accutane cannot be taken during pregnancy, as it causes birth defects.

There are other treatments that can be provided by doctors, such as a chemical peel. This basically removes the top layer of skin from the face, leaving fresh-looking new skin behind. There is nothing to prevent blackheads from coming back, though. This is a pretty harsh treatment, and is generally recommended only if other treatments fail.

Because many over-the-counter and prescription treatments for acne can be irritating to the skin and may even make the problem worse, many people are now looking for an alternative that can treat the problem naturally and without side effects. Natural treatments are becoming the most popular treatment for acne. The problem though, is finding the right natural treatment for you.

If you have severe acne, or it is leaving scars, you should see a dermatologist. They should be able to give you more information on how to get rid of blackheads.

If you have any questions about a blackhead home remedy, or how to prevent acne, please write to us.

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