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Ways of Removing Blackheads

Blackheads removal is usually a two step process:-

1. Opening the pores and loosen blackheads.
2. Blackheads extraction.

Here are ways to loosen the blackheads:

1. Steaming the Pores

Steaming can be done as often as twice a week but for no longer than 10 minutes at a time. This is a great way to clean out pores and loosen blackheads.

2. Combine 1/4 cup boiling water with one teaspoon of Epsom salt and three drops of iodine.
Let mixture cool until it's comfortable to the touch.

Saturate a cotton ball with this mixture and dab on blackheads.
This will allow them to loosen so they can be easily squeezed with a gauze pad.

3. Combine equal parts baking soda and water in your hand and rub gently on your skin for 2 to 3 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

After loosening the blackheads, you can extract the blackheads easily. Here are ways to extract blackheads:

1. You can get a metal blackhead removal tool. It is usually available at the chemist's shop. It's long and narrow and has a hole in either end, one large and one small. You choose one end, center it over the blackhead and press down gently. The gentle pressure on the skin sometimes dislodges them quite easily. A lot less stressful than using your fingers.

2. Use a deep cleansing face mask prefferably a clay mask.

Glycolic creams are very highly recommended for blackheads removal. It helps in skin peeling, effectively unclogging the pores and smoothening the skin surface. You will be really happy to use this Glycolic gel for blackheads icon

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Know more about blackheads to eliminate its root cause or learn some proven home remedies for blackheads.


Head off to the drugstore and buy salicylic acid cleanser. It will remove surface oil and pore-clogging debris. Retin-A in another defence that you might want to consider; it loosens the blackheads, speeding up cell turnover, hence the skin cells have less of a chance to clog pores. You could also mix equal parts of lime juice, almond oil and glycerine and apply to the face or beat an egg white until stiff. Add one-tablespoon honey and then apply to area with a cotton swab. Leave for half an hour and then rinse with warm water.
- Submitted by sympatika

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