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10 Ways to Get Rid Of Blackheads You Didn’t Know About

10 Ways to Get Rid Of Blackheads You Didn’t Know About

Trying to find ways to get rid of blackheads? Here are 10 unconventional ways to get rid of your blackheads you didn't know about!

We all know blackheads: they’re a curse and a pain to get rid of. What most people don’t know is that blackheads are a buildup of natural oils an bacteria. They’re a type of acne, which forms when a pore is clogged with oil or dead cells. The dark tone is cause of exposition to oxygen. There are actually plenty of products available, some pricier than the others, that promise to help you vanish blackheads for good. What follows are some some of the best unconventional ways to get rid of blackheads for good.

Try Out A Clay Mask

Clay masks are perfect for removing oil, dirt and other elements from your pores; they can loosen and remove clogged pores, helping you eliminate blackheads. If you’re new to clay masks, a good start can be either L’Oréal’s Detox and Brighten Clay Mask or Michael Todd’s Kaolin Clay Detoxifying Facial Mask.

…Or A Charcoal Mask

You might look silly wearing them, but charcoal masks are totally worth it. Similar to clay masks, they work by drawing out dead skin cells, oil and other impurities. Products like ProActiv Skin Purifying Mask or Origins Active Charcoal Mask should be used once per week.


Be Skeptical Of Pore Strips

They’re cheap, easy to use and provide an odd sense of satisfaction. However, studies suggest pore strips can cause more harm than good as they can deprive your skin of natural oils and hair follicles, causing it to become dry and irritated.

Apply Toothpaste

This unlikely antidote, like many other bathroom productsm contains triclosan, an antibacterial agent that dries out excess oil trapped in pores. You can try this out by applying toothpaste on the affected skin and removing it after 15 to 20 minutes. A little disclaimer to bare in mind: it might not work as effectively as products actually intended to eliminate blackheads.

Try Tea Tree Oil

So many things have been said about the wonders of tea tree oil. For blackheads in particular, tea tree oil unblock sebaceous glands, combats breakouts and eliminates blackhead with is antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.


Clease With Salicylic Acid Products

Salicylic acid is one of the preferred blackhead antidotes as it removes ecvess of oil and dead skin cells. There are plenty of products containing salicylic acid that you can use as your main cleaner such Murad Time Release Active Cleanser and Clean and Clear Acne Triple Cleanse Bubble Foam Cleanser.


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Use Cleansing Grains

One of the ways to get rid of blackheads is to use cleansing grains. Sugar, beads, salt, nut shells and more, those grains act as physical exfoliants to vanish dead skin sells, exess oil and other impurities. You can try out Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder or Plant Rice & Clean Facial Cleanser.

Opt For A Light-texture Moisturiser

Don’t give up on your moisturizer! It’s widely believed that moisturizers can cause blackheads. And although yes, creamy products can multiply blackheads, the lighter and milkier-textured cream can normalise the pore and regulate oil production.

Always Remove Your Make-up!

Very obvious but can’t be stressed enough: never, ever sleep with your make up on. If left overnight make up clogs your pores, ultimately producing more blackheads.


DON’T Squeeze!

Smething very, very tempting to do, but you should avoid it at all cost. Squeezing blackheads can tear your pore walls, which can lead to bacteria spreading into the surrounding tissue.

Did you know about these ways to get rid of blackheads? Let us know in the comments section below!

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