Some people may have their fantastic genes to thank for their flawless complexions, but for others, getting perfect skin takes discipline and dedication. Not only do you have to commit to having a daily skincare routine, but you also have to eat a balanced diet, get enough sleep, and avoid bad skin habits such as not wearing sunscreen, drinking too much, or using the wrong products. One of the most frustrating skin problems that most women and men face today is blackheads as these black spots can be difficult to remove. Moreover, preventing them from coming back is a constant struggle as blackheads tend to pop up in the same areas days or weeks after you’ve extracted them. To get rid of blackheads, you’ll need to be diligent but at the same time, you also have to take a gentle approach to avoid damaging your skin. To get better skin in 2018, here are the most effective ways to banish blackheads for good.
Get regular facials
A professional, customized spa facial can do so much to restore your skin’s health. An expert will deep clean your skin, perform an exfoliation and extractions to coax blackheads out of your pores. Afterwards, your skin is soothed and coddled with hydrating and moisturizing serums to give your face a healthy and radiant glow. How often should you get a facial? It really depends on several factors, such as your skin condition, skin type, and whether your skin is exposed regularly to toxins and dirt. You may have to go more frequently if you suffer from acne, whiteheads, or blackheads, while a visit every two months may suffice if your skin is relatively clear.
Use a tool to gently extract blackheads
There may be times when you may have to take care of your blackheads at home. For a convenient way to clean your pores, simply use a blackhead removal tool. If you want your blackheads to come out naturally without damaging your skin, you can use a facial steamer to open your pores. After this, take a round loop extractor to press down against the skin around the clogged pore to gently extract the blackhead. If the blackhead does not appear to budge, leave it and don’t apply more pressure as you can break the skin. If you want a faster way to rid your skin of these black spots, opt for a blackhead suction remover to vacuum the impurities out of the affected areas. Remember to splash your face with cool water or use a mild toner to shrink and tighten your pores after doing extractions.
Here’s what you shouldn’t do when dealing with blackheads
Recently, peel off masks are having their moment in the spotlight as so many beauty vloggers on YouTube have vouched for them. And while peeling off a sticky mask may be satisfying, it may cause irritation or cause other skin problems. It may be better to use a traditional clay mask to keep your skin clean and prevent blackheads from forming again. Moreover, never use your fingernails to prise blackheads from your pores, and never attempt viral blackhead removal methods as you’ll never know how these can damage your skin.
This year, commit to taking better care of your skin and follow these tips to banish your blackheads for good. In case of any other skin problems, see an expert to help you look your best in 2018.