Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Blackhead Removal: How To Use Steam To Rid Yourselves Of These Unsightly Menaces Of The Skin by George Hutton

Almost everybody will get acne at some point in their life. Acne is one of those things that everybody gets, but nobody wants. Some people get lucky, and only suffer a little bit, while others aren't so lucky and have acne for several years. One of the worst kinds of acne is blackheads. One because they are so obvious, and two because they can be so difficult to remove. But believe it or not, blackhead removal is not impossible.

First of all, it helps to understand what a blackhead actually is. Because they are black, many people assume they are somehow related to dirt. This is a commonly held myth that isn't true. Blacks are black due to the oxidation of the underside of the top portion. In that sense they are most easily removed by the same methods that will get rid of other acne and pimples. Here are some good ideas.

Steam. This will go a great deal to open your pores. If you have access to a steam bath, these can be fantastic. Even if you don't have a steam bath, you can make a small, temporary one. Fill your sink with hot water, and put a big towel over your head, and lean over the sink. Keep the sink full, and the water running. Be very cautious not to splash hot water on your face.

Put your face into the steam until you really start to feel some sweat. This signifies that your pores are happily open, and the skin is hot and flexible. This may take a few minutes, but the longer you can keep you face in the steam, the better. The water will both moisturize your skin as well as open up your pores.

Once you've had enough, then it's time to really clean your face while the pores are still open. Use a gentle soap and water solution, and use a sponge that isn't too rough. It may seem like a paradox, but you can scrub your skin too hard, and it actually may cause more pimples. After you have cleaned your face thoroughly, then apply whatever daily cream you are using to combat acne and blackheads.

Blackheads are one thing that is the most dreaded of all acne, and the good news it that there are plenty of ways to get rid of them. Once you know what they are, you are well on your way to treating them and getting the clean, smooth skin that you deserve.