Can You Get Rid of Blackheads

Can You Get Rid of Blackheads

Blackheads are the black sheep of the acne family. While they aren’t large or quite dominating as bright red pimples, they still tarnish the complexion and can be a source of insecurity. Because they are small and there aren’t many topical treatments to eliminate them, they can be more frustrating to get rid of than a traditional zit. But there’s no need to worry! We’re here to give you the tutorial on all things blackheads so you can return your skin to its natural radiance. Read on to learn more about what blackheads are, why you get them, how to get rid of them, and if it’s okay to squeeze out blackheads? We’ve also rounded up our favorite Skin Gym tools and devices to put blackheads on your face’s blacklist.


What Are Blackheads

Blackheads are a type of acne that occurs when oil or bacteria clog the pores or open hair follicles in the skin on the face and neck. They have a dark appearance because their material gets oxidized by the air and makes it look black (hence the name). Blackheads are commonly found on the forehead, nose, chin, neck and occasionally on the cheeks.


What Causes Blackheads

Unfortunately, no one is immune to getting blackheads. When dead skin cells and excess oil (also known as sebum) are produced, they clog pores and blackheads form. This can be caused by hormones, weather, clothing, the skincare products we use and even some of the foods we eat. People with oily skin types are more susceptible to getting blackheads than other skin types. It’s important to note that blackheads aren’t related to hygiene. The emergence of blackheads does not indicate that someone isn’t taking care of themselves or that their skin is clogged with dirt.


How to Get Rid of Blackheads

You might be wondering, do blackheads go away naturally? Some can. Keyword: Can – but that process can take months or even years. It’s more likely for a blackhead closer to the surface of the skin to go away than one that is deeply embedded, but it’s best to get rid of all blackheads as soon as you notice them. So, how do you draw out a deep blackhead? First, try a cleansing brush like the Cleania Sonic Cleansing Brush to rid your pores of any excess oil. Then: Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! This dissolves any buildup that clogged your pores and caused the blackhead.


Next up is how to remove blackheads. A specialized blackhead removal device like the Porie Pro Blackhead Tool is a must-have! This handheld tool has four interchangeable attachments for different areas of the face to suction out blackheads. It’s particularly useful for getting rid of blackheads on the nose. The Porie Pro Blackhead Tool leaves your skin radiant and rejuvenated. Whatever you do, please do not squeeze out blackheads. It can make the inflammation worse and push it deeper into the skin which could possibly cause a scar!


To prevent new blackheads from forming, avoid oil-based skin care products, tight clothes, skin products with alcohol and humidity. Unfortunately, they’re also linked to hormones which can cause an increase in sebum production.  


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