Here are three top tips for simple things you can do to get rid of blackheads. Blackheads, along with pimples, are probably the two most common skin problems which just about everyone will suffer from at some time or another. Blackheads can crop up at any time and it may seem that they appear overnight and without warning. These tips will not cost you any money and you can start right away!
Change your Pillowcase!
1. Be sure to change your pillow case often when you are trying to get rid of blackheads and keep your skin looking great. Most of us apply skin care products at night; as you sleep, some of the product ends up soaking into the pillowcase.
This means that if you sleep on the same pillow case the next night, you are sleeping on stale skin care product – and if you are using exfoliating products for acne or blackheads, this stale product is also mixed with dead skin cells which is an absolute banquet for bacteria and microbes – which, of course, end up right back on your face!
If you can, change your pillowcase every day – even if you like decorative pillowshams on your bed, a half dozen or so white cotton (not polyester) pillowcases will not cost you a lot, will pop into the washing machine really easily, dry even quicker and you will have a steady supply of pillowcases to use.
If you try to get in the habit of popping on a clean one in the morning when you make your bed, this helps to ensure that any skin care product residue on the pillowcase will not soak into the cover of the pillow itself.
Don’t Overdo Your Skincare Routine!
2. When trying to get rid of blackheads do not overdo your skin care routine. If you go through your complete cleansing and skincare routine more than twice a day, you are not doing your skin any favours and you may well make your acne and blackheads problem worse.
How can this be? Well if you are using products to help with excess oil production that is causing blackheads and pimples, all these products have a drying effect on your skin by definition. If you overdo the use of these, your body goes into rescue mode and steps up production of sebum (oil) to moisturise the skin.
You also should not use more than one type of acne skincare product at a time as some of the ingredients in different formulations do not mix well and can cause irritation, redness and dryness/peeling.
Change your Face Towel every day!
3. When you are trying to get rid of blackheads, your skin care routine will involve exfoliating. When you dry your face on the towel after your cleansing routine, skin cells will be sloughed off in the damp towel.
We often put our towels back onto heated towel rails above the radiator and so make a lovely cosy place for bacteria to grow on those dead skin cells – not a nice thought is it? Especially when we think that the very next thing we do with that towel is to use it to dry our face right after our thorough cleansing routine when we have been so careful to eliminate bacteria from our faces!
Home Remedy Recipes to Get Rid of Blackheads
So, as with the pillowcase example mentioned above, change your face towel every day – if you suffer with acne elsewhere on your body, change your bath towel every day too. With the face towel, it is a good idea to have a small stack of guest towel size towels in the bathroom so you can use a fresh one every time – they are really easy and quick to wash to provide you have an adequate supply this is very simple to accomplish.
These three simple tips to help you get rid of blackheads have nothing to do with spending a lot of money and can be implemented right away in your own home! So there is nothing stopping you from trying them over the coming week and enjoy the improvement in your skin without a strain on your wallet!