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How to get rid of Blackheads

Monday, August 1, 2011
by John Doe

Sick of unsightly blackheads plaguing your face? Blackheads are caused by blocked skin pores due to a build-up of oil and dead skin cells. Here we look at how to get rid of blackheads and prevent them from occurring in the first place. 1. Wash your face daily. Don’t use cleansers that are too harsh because then your skin will produce more oils to compensate. The key is to keep the moisture on your face balanced. 2. Don’t bother with pore strips. They may look like they are working but they are expensive and they don’t treat anything below the surface of your skin. In fact, they may actually damage your skin. 3. Keep the rest of your body healthy. Drink eight glasses of water a day and stay away from junk food. Eat lots of fruit and vegetables and don’t forget to exercise -sweating can clear your pores (just wash your face afterwards). 4. Change your pillow case often. Dirt and oils get trapped in your pillowcase and then you rub your face on it each night! Eeeew! 5. Don’t overuse creamy moisturisers/make up. Keep it clean, clear and natural. 6. Use a face mask for blackhead removal. First apply a warm, wet cloth for a few minutes to widen pores, and then apply the mask as directed. 7. Use a gentle facial exfoliator to remove dead skin cells. A build-up of dead skin cells can contribute to the formation of blackheads. 8. Put some boiled water in a container. Get a towel and cover your entire head and bend over the container. Stay as long as you can take the steam. After about 15 minutes, use a wash cloth and gently squeeze the blackhead. It should not be difficult as the blackheads should come up with the steam. This is one of the best ways on how to get rid of blackheads. 9. Do not to try and extract them forcibly, either using your fingers, fingernails or a comedone (blackhead) remover. This can cause permanent damage to the pores and stop them working properly for ever. Follow these nine tips on how to get rid of blackheads and enjoy the natural glow that healthy skin will bring!