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Blackheads Treatment - How to Get Rid of Blackheads


A blackhead medically termed as an open comedo or in plural comedones. It is a yellowish or blackish bump or plug on the skin. It is a type of acne vulgaris. The substance found in these bumps mostly consists of keratin and modified sebum which darkens as it oxidizes. Blackheads are the slightly different sibling of zits, and like zits, squeezing them can be addictive. Composed of the same oil, or sebum, that contributes to the production of pimples, blackheads result from a building up of this oil in pores – the difference in appearance is the result of the blackhead’s exposure to the air, the reaction of which with the oil causes the trademark black color of these blemishes. And while blackheads are more easily obscured by makeup, they can seem less offensive to the sufferer, and as a result, less damaging to squeeze. But squeezing is not good for blackhead. It leaves a permanent scar on skin and also infection will occur.

Blackheads Causes

  1. Blackheads is caused when excess skin oil, sebum and congesting toxins are expelled through your skin from the blood and lymph fluid that supplies your skin with nutrients. These congesting toxins combined with skin oil and sebum clogs your pores causing blackheads, whiteheads, and full blown acne.
  2. Dirt also plays a big role in developing skin blackheads. The dirt stored on the face or other parts of body make the bacteria to develop. The dirt with oily skin makes things even worse.
  3. Although food id thought not to be the cause of blackhead but doctor believe that there may be some role of food in it too.

Blackheads Symptoms

  1. At the excessive development, the sebaceous secretion fills the expanded part of the flask and its throat. This fuse corks sebaceous in the hair channels and bacteria on the skin, which normally live in sebaceous glands, start making many copies quickly. It leads to an inflammation that causes blackheads
  2. Persistent, recurrent red spots or swellings on the skin, generally known as pimples. These swellings may become inflamed and fill with pus. They typically appear on the face, chest, shoulders, neck or upper portion of the back.
  3. Cysts are inflamed, fluid-filled lumps under the skin. These nodules may become as large as an inch across.

Blackheads Treatment

  1. Hormonal treatments, including oral contraceptives, have long been recognized by dermatologists to be an effective treatment option for which those have blackheads.
  2. Cleanse the face thoroughly with a good cleanser meant for oily skin such as a salicylic acid cleanser.
  3. Drugs can also be used to cure blackhead. Some medicines which can be used are as adapalene.
  4. Sunshine or ultra-violet light encourages skin peeling, and so helps to clear blocked pores. So sunbathing or use of sun-beds in moderation can be helpful.
  5. Keep your hair away from your face. Greasy hair and skin go together, and hair can spread infection.
  6. Surgery is also an option in treatment of blackhead removal. The surgery helps in making the scar so thin that it is not clearly visible. Also infection is not caused if you cures blackhead with surgery.

Home remedies to get rid of blackheads

  1. Wash your face twice a day in warm salty water. This should leave your face oil free without aggravating the acne.
  2. Make a paste by mixing 1 tsp limejuice and 1 tsp of finely powdered cinnamon. Apply it on the affected area before going to bed. Wash it off in the morning.
  3. Fresh mint juice is a very effective remedy for blackheads. Apply this fresh mint juice on the face every night for the treatment of blackheads.
  4. Apply fresh lime juice mixed to a glass of boiled milk as a face wash for pimples, blackheads, and cracked skin.
  5. Apply grated potatoes as poultice to treat skin blemishes, wrinkles, boils, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads , etc.
  6. Grind orange peel with some water to a paste and apply on affected parts. One of the best blackheads home remedies.

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