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How to Remove Blackheads Without Using Harmful Skincare Products

Aug 14, 2008
As a teenager, I've went through some tough times with my acne. So I ended up doing a bunch of research to find out the best ways to deal with acne and get rid of blackheads. Here are 5 of the top blackhead removal techniques that I've used over the years:

Washing Your Face

This may sound so simple, but a lot of people just don't wash their face properly. I know as a teenager, things are so hectic. During school, we're asked to attend a physical education class. Then we engage in physical activity and break a sweat. I've seen some girls that don't even want to fuss with their makeup. So they just get towel from their locker and use it to absorb some of the sweat. This is what you don't want to do, especially if you're having acne issues.

My rule is to wash your face in the morning, in the evening, and when you really should do it. That includes washing your face after exercising. Pick up a skin cleanser from your local department store that is especially made for morning and night time cleansing. Some cleansers are so strong that you don't want to use them so often. In fact, some can actually dry out your skin and make it harder to remove the blackheads. Make this a habit and you'll get rid of blackheads and prevent them from showing up again.

Using Olive Oil

Some people say that you shouldn't use anything oily on your skin. The truth is that your skin produces oil when your body thinks that your skin needs it. What you want to do is take care of your skin and wash it on a daily basis or when needed.

Olive oil works as a natural moisturizer. By massaging it on your face, you'll naturally rub it away. Since the olive oil works as a lubricant, you can massage your skin vigorously without causing any harm to your skin.

Using Biore

Have you heard of Biore before? Most people use it to remove old pockets of oil from their face. It's a white piece of paper that is made to be slightly adhesive when combined with a little water.

To use it to remove blackheads, you use it in a similar manner. The main thing is to soften the blackhead with warm water. You can use a warm towel and apply it to the area. Then after a minute or two, apply the Biore strip. Make sure that you put a little pressure on top of the blackhead. Then after 10-15 minutes, pull the strip. This will help pull the blackhead away from the skin.

Using a Facial Scrub

This is a pretty mild, but effective method. The main thing is to use a facial scrub that exfoliates. Typicaly this helps remove old skin. However, it can be effective in removing blackheads as well. Start out by using a warm towel to help open the pores. Then use the facial scrub in a circular motion over the blackhead to help loosen it up. In time, the blackhead will become loose and be lifted away from the skin.

Using a Blackhead Removal Tool

You can find this tool in many department stores for around $15. Before using this, make sure that it is clean. Then use a warm towel or warm steam to open up the pores. Then use the tool to remove your blackhead. Make sure that you follow the instructions that are provided.
About the Author
Teresa Tam has spent many hours researching acne cyst treatment and alternative skincare formulas. Visit her site right now at http://truthaboutacne.com to discover which acne treatment Teresa recommends.
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