Black head removal is not difficult and it is not usually necessary to pay for expensive salon or dermatologist treatments to get rid of these blemishes provided you take care to follow the precautions I outline here.
First of all, whilst we all know that black head removal becomes even more vital when we want to look our best for a special occasion, big night out or a romantic evening in, it is no good deciding just at the moment of getting ready that you are going to tackle these blemishes as the chances are that if you try to get rid of them in too much of a hurry, you are going to end up with inflammation at best – and at worst, may scar your skin permanently.
So, here is what you do, take a look at some of the tips and hints on this site, there are lots of articles about using various tools like the Revlon blackhead remover, the Panasonic Pore Cleanser and more. If you decide to choose one of these tools, follow the tips for safe use. If you prefer not to use one of these on your skin, follow my simple steps for getting your skin clear and free from blackheads.
First of all, NEVER, Never, Never (did I say never??) try to remove your blackheads straight off without preparing your skin first.
You must ALWAYS soften the plug of sebum, dead skin debris and make-up residue that forms the black head first. If you do not, it is pretty certain that the blackheads are not going to just pop out for you and if you exert too much pressure or squeeze them too hard, you risk either, a) dispersing the contents of the blackhead under your skin and causing an infection – (yes that will look really nice going out with what feels like a giant red patch on the side of your nose!) or, b) you will scar your face trying to get the blemish out.
Facial Steaming is a great way to start black head removal at home
The easiest way to soften blackheads is by using a facial steamer or just doing your black head removal after a nice soak in the bath or taking a hot shower. There are also some excellent blackhead dissolver products on the market and using one of these may be all you need to remove the problem.
If blackheads will not come out at the first attempt, you should carry on with the three step skin care routine outlined on this site, cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise with a non-comodogenic (non-pore clogging) product suitable for your skin type. Exfoliating is a great way to help bring a black heads to the surface of your skin for safe and easy blackhead removal – it does this by removing the dead skin cells in the top layer of skin and this has the added benefit of avoiding these being shed normally and clogging the pores making matters worse.
One final word of warning, if you have blackheads on the sides of your nose, don’t try pore strips without testing them first – although they are often branded as hypo-allergenic, many people do have an adverse reaction to the adhesive and end up with sore inflamed skin that looks worse than the black heads.
If your black head removal is unsuccessful, don’t panic, you can cover them with a primer or tinted medicated cream that will help to dry up the oil and ensure you look great when you need to and you can tackle those pesky blemishes later!