Saturday, February 18, 2012

Here Are A Couple Of Blackhead Removal Methods That Will Work For You by George Hutton

Acne is a terrible condition to get, and has a horrible quality of showing up just when you least expect it. When I was in high school, I got a big pimple on the end of my nose the day before the senior prom. Boy was I embarrassed. Blackheads are probably one of the worst kinds to get, and can be the most difficult to remove. However, there are a few blackhead removal methods that have been proven to be effective, which I'd like to talk about in this article.

Just keep in mind that although they seem to come out of nowhere, pimples and blackheads actually take a while to form before you see them, so it may take a while to get rid of them. Blackheads are no exception. So when you try the methods described here, be sure to give them at least a week before you can expect to see any difference.

The first method involves creating a miniature steam bath for your face. Just fill up a sink with hot water, and lower your head so your face is receiving a lot of steam. Then take a big towel and put it over the back of your head and shoulders, creating a small space filled with steam. If you can, leave the water running so the steam stays hot. Just be careful.

Once your face is nice and sweaty, you're ready for the next part. This is just washing your face, and using whatever favorite anti blackhead cream you have. Some people use that exfoliating soap that feels like it has little pieces of sand in it. It removes the dead skin. Many people also like to add in an enzymatic cleaner, which can break down the oil that is causing the problems. Just be sure to wash your face really well after your steam bath.

Another method is to use some type of tape or wax to physically pull the blackheads off. You can do this two ways. One popular method is to get those sticks or those special pieces of tape. You clean your skin, and apply the tape or the stick to your blackhead, and then carefully pull it off. Be sure to clean the very well afterward. Another way to do this is to have your face waxed. It seems strange, but actually it's quite common for people to do this.

Since there are several different degrees of severity of acne and blackheads, be sure to keep trying different things. Keep a consistent effort, and do the same thing day in and day out, and before you know it, all your acne will be gone.