One morning you wake up, look in the mirror, and find a blackhead or two. Not only are you frustrated, disappointed and stressed about it, you want to know how to get rid of it as quickly as possible with the least amount of damage.
Before you instinctively start squeezing, picking and pinching the blackhead voraciously – stop yourself. There’s a better way to handle these pesky, unsightly blemishes without scarring your face.
1. Start With A Clean Face
Before you attempt to get rid of your blackheads, your skin must be makeup free and thoroughly clean. Blackheads are easier to extract if your skin is warm and moist. So, wet a washcloth with very warm water and apply it over the affected area for about 5 minutes. This will help your pores open and relax.
2. Use A Tissue To Squeeze Your Blackheads
Never use your bare fingers to get rid of a blackhead since there are germs and bacteria embedded underneath your fingernails. If you start digging and jabbing around your skin, the bacteria from your nails may cause redness, inflammation, infection or even initiate pimples.
Completely wrap your fingers with a tissue to protect your skin from harmful bacteria while extracting your blackheads.
3. How To Squeeze A Blackhead The Right Way
Using the base of your fingernail, place your fingers on either side of the blackhead and carefully squeeze while gently rocking back and forth. This should dispel the debris from your pore and eliminate the blackhead.
If the blackhead does not surface immediately, apply a dab of antiseptic gel with salicylic acid to the affected area overnight. This will successfully prompt the blackhead to come out on its own by the next day.
4. Follow Through Using A Sterilizing Antibacterial Cream
Once the blackhead is removed, it’s crucial to properly sterilize the area so your pores are not exposed to pimples and/or infection.
Moreover, it’s likely that all the poking, prodding, and squeezing have caused trauma and stress to your skin’s surface. Therefore, it’s important to clean it using a sterilizing antiseptic wipe to decrease the chance of inflammation and irritation.
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