Blackhead Treatment – When To Consult A Professional

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Are you wondering what the best Blackhead Treatment is? You have a number of options, depending on the severity of your blackheads and how confident you are that you can successfully get rid of them yourself. The first thing to do is give your daily skin care routine an overhaul. Every morning, and again before going to bed at night, you should wash your face with a mild medicated cleanser that is suitable for your skin type.

Next, exfoliate to get rid of all dead skin cells that may be blocking your pores. Any gentle exfoliator, applied using light circular motions, should work. You can make your own simple exfoliator at home by mixing sugar, sea salt or oatmeal with water. The final stage of your routine is to apply an astringent, such as witch hazel, to tighten the pores (open pores are more likely to become clogged with oil and skin cells).

Blackhead treatment – when you should consult a professional

blackhead treatmentIf you have been following this routine for several weeks and see no improvement in your blackheads, you may want to consider the blackhead extractor tool method. You can do this yourself if there is no sign of infection around the blackheads. If there does seem to be an infection, however, or if you are scared to attempt extraction yourself in case you make the problem worse, you should make an appointment with a dermatologist, aesthetician or beautician, who will have a lot of experience in treating blackheads.

Each professional may have slightly different treatment procedures, but most will begin the process by steaming your face. This is important as it loosen your pores and make extraction easier and less uncomfortable. After steaming your face over a vessel of very hot water for several minutes, with a towel over your head to contain the steam, a special deep cleansing mask may be applied to draw out imbedded impurities. The professional with then use an extractor tool to try to remove the blackheads and leave you with clean, fresh, blemish-free skin.

Consulting a professional is the most expensive method of Blackhead Treatment, but it is often the most effective. The dermatologist can also give you advice on how to prevent blrackheaeds ctoming back and recommend products hat will be suitable for your skin type and help keep them blemishes at bay.

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By Alison Graham

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