Skintervention : Getting rid of Blackheads

Hi Guys ! Today we'll discuss a really pesky subject matter , Black Heads. 

According to Medical News Today :

"blackhead, or open comedo is a wide opening on the skin with a blackened mass of skin debris covering the opening. Despite their name, some blackheads can be yellowish in color. A comedo is a widened hair follicle which is filled with skin debris (keratin squamae), bacteria and oil (sebum)."

It is believed that Black Heads are the first stage of acne.They invade the pores of the skin and eventually turns into a pimple.

What causes Blackheads ?

One of the major causes of Black Heads is the overproduction of oil , which usually  takes place around puberty into young adulthood. Also , if the skin is not cleaned properly , this too can cause blackheads.

( diagram showing the formation of blackheads and whiteheads)

How can i get rid of black heads?

There are a number of different ways . As always , I've come up with the simplest and least expensive ways.

Biore' Pore Strips -  These are available at Pharmacies and Drugstores. 'veI heard that these actually work.They are kinda like a tiny little strip with some special solution in them , you place it on your nose or whatever area , then take it off , and you actually see all the "gunk" and like magic , black heads are gone!

Home made paste - Make a paste with one part water and two parts baking soda.This is a great alternative to the Biore' Pore Strips. So after you've made the paste , you apply it to the face and leave it for 10 minutes , then simply wash it off. There is another alternative to this : Gelatin and Milk ! Check out this video below:

Apply a product with salicylic acid to the problem area to break down the sebum that gets stuck in the pores and causes blackheads.

Hormonal treatments - Contraceptives have often been used for blackheads and acne and is known to produce great results.

Professional Treatments : Visit your dermatologist to see what treatment is right for you. Every body is different and therefore have different needs.

I am sure there are tonsssssssssssssss of other ways to get rid of those pesky old blackheads! These are the simplest and most inexpensive ones i could find. If you know of any other way , go ahead and share :-)

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