Blackheads are annoying and a nuisance. During puberty and for some during the adult phase as well these pesky black spots harm the skin and cause acne breakouts and zits. Blackheads are common to all skin types and it is important to prevent them from spreading.
There are several natural remedies to get rid of these blackheads and most of them are extremely effective. You must also ensure that you take all measures to prevent these pesky spots from appearing on your skin.
The key to preventing blackheads from forming on your face is to wash your face before you go to bed at night. Never go to bed with make up on your face. Cosmetics clog the pores and do not allow the skin to breathe. They also are the leading cause of blackheads and acne breakouts and hence you must take off your make up before you sleep.
The easiest way to wash out your make up is to soak a ball of cotton in milk and then wipe it all over your face. This will ensure that you are getting rid of all the cosmetics, even those that are clogging your pores.
You must exfoliate your skin regularly. When you use a gentle face scrub on your skin once a week you get rid of the dead cells on the surface of your skin and this helps to prevent blackheads from forming on your skin.
If your skin already has blackheads then you will need to steam your face after you use a facial scrub; the steam will open your pores. With the help of a towel rub your skin in the upward direction in order to get rid of the blackheads.
Pores strips are now easily available and if you are suffering with blackheads then you must use them on areas of your face like your chin, nose, cheeks and forehead. Wet your skin and then apply the strip and peel it off after a few minutes. This will help to get rid of the blackheads as well as the excess oils from your skin.
You can also use peel-off facial masks to get rid of the blackheads. These masks tighten the skin, remove dead skin cells and leave your face looking fresh and clean.