Almost everyone in this whole wide world has experienced blackheads and whiteheads at one point in their life or the other. Some, even so, the sufferers of this ‘natural calamity’ their whole lives. I, too, have had my fair share of blackheads so, today, I will be sharing my knowledge about how to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads, or at least of methods which tell us how to subside them.
What are Blackheads And Whiteheads?
Blackheads are tiny, little bumps that appear on our skin, especially on the neck and face. Blackheads are caused by the clogging of hair follicles by dead skin cells and sebum. They aren’t dangerous, but they do cause some discomfort.
The cells of our skin form a dark pigment called melanin. And blackheads contain the oxidized form of melanin, due to which they get their black color, and from whence, they get their name. That is, when their surface is black and open, they are called blackheads; otherwise, the lighter forms which are covered by the skin are known as whiteheads.
Difference Between Blackheads and Whiteheads
Many might get confused about the difference between blackheads and whiteheads because they basically consist of the same material. The difference comes in the way they are shaped and colored.
Whiteheads are normally white or yellow in color whereas blackheads tend to get darker in color due to oxidation reaction happening in it. Additionally, untreated whiteheads have a chance of turning into a pimple whereas no matter how long you leave blackheads untreated, it has very little chance of causing any pimple.
Folks, as much as it is tempting to squeeze out these bumps to get rid of them, and sometimes, it does work, but, most of the time, they are fairly resilient and difficult to extract. In such cases, squeezing may lead to skin irritation as more bacteria may enter inside the pores. Thus, it is extremely important to NEVER squeeze them.
You can instead try these beneficial natural methods which will help you get rid of the tiny little lesions on your skin.
How to Get Rid of Blackheads and Whiteheads :
Exfoliation to Getting Rid of Blackheads:
Try EXFOLIATION. Because there’s nothing better than to rub those little dots off. Home remedies are the best when it comes to any skin problems, they tend to have no or very few side effects.
Removing blackheads at home is quite easy with the help of exfoliation. You must always use a mild exfoliant as it will never damage your skin. Sugar mixed with a little honey or ground oats with a little bit of milk will always do the job.
However, it is best advised not to exfoliate on a regular basis. After exfoliation, it is always necessary to calm our skin. ALOE VERA has the utmost soothing effect. So, the generous application of aloe mixed with a clay mask will always help us calm our skin and pores.
Pore strips to Remove Blackheads and Whiteheads:
One can also use PORE STRIPS. Pore strips can be extremely helpful in the process of removing blackheads from nose. A remedy to make DIY natural pore strips is as follows:-
Take a small amount of gelatin and milk each and heat it until it forms a clear liquid. Let it cool off for 2-3 mins. While it’s cooling, wash your face with lukewarm water and pat it dry. Remember, always pat, never rub! Apply the mixture to your blackhead-prone region and wait for it to dry. Once it’s dried, try peeling it off slowly. After that wash your face again with cold water and apply aloe vera. That should do the trick.
Charcoal Masks and Activated Charcoal Pills:
One can use CHARCOAL MASKS and ACTIVATED CHARCOAL PILLS. These can work as excellent blackheads and whiteheads remover. This remedy has turned viral in recent years and for good reason. Charcoal is a great detoxifier. It works deep into the pores and extracts out all the dirt and impurities. That leads to the action of removing blackheads and whiteheads from the face.
Steaming to Get Clean Pores:
Steaming our faces once in a while can do wonders. It will also help clean your pores. So, folks, these certain DIYs can help you get rid of blackheads. Certainly, give them a try.
P. S. In case one’s suffering from clinical comedo or milia(which are severe forms of blackheads, whiteheads, and other skin lesions), it’s always advisable to see a skin expert for the requisite solution.
With a little bit of care and attention, you too can get really beautiful and clear skin that will help enhance your natural beauty. Blackheads and whiteheads are quite easy to get rid of. Depending upon your skin type, the care you should take might vary, but the tips above should help you a lot in your battle with blackheads and whiteheads.