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Stubborn Blackheads

Blackheads seem so difficult to get rid of. And if you don’t start to make a step to get rid of blackheads they might spread out. Sure you do not want to see these stubborn skin imperfections swell out on your nose, cheeks or all over your face.  Worst is that if you also have them not just on your face but also on chest and back too.

Last Tuesday, I notice that there is a bloody spot in the face of my husband. I ask him what happen with his face. He pricked his blackheads. He usually gets blackheads when he forgot to wash his face with facial wash soap. This usually happen every time he stays up so late. Perhaps that’s because sebaceous gland is more active when a person stays up late, and forgetting to wash oily face would cause dust and germs to accumulate in the pore and would result to blackheads.         

Facial Care 101 “Blackheads”

Back when I was in college I get to notice a classmate who used to face the mirror every break time. Not to retouch but to prick her blackheads.  Pricking leaves holes and red and black marks on her face. She’s pretty however she has a lot of pimples and blackheads which lowers her confidence. We advised her to use some blackheads strips which actually did not help much. She still pricks some stubborn deeply rooted blackheads. We give her tips on how to get rid of blackheads and I believe she took them because weeks after we noticed that her face was lighter and little by little the red and black marks diminished from her face.
A Blackhead is an impurity which is a little lower than a pimple. They are tiny, dark spots caused by a small plug in the opening of a pore on the skin. However, we should be alarmed as blackhead is a type of acne vulgaris. The main culprit of this condition is the excess production of an oily substance called sebum whose role is to keep skin and hair lubricated and supple.  Excess oil mixed with makeup can facilitate the multiplication of the bacterium propionibacterium acnes, the principal anaerobe of the normal skin.
Blackheads and other form of mild acne can be self-treated with over-the-counter creams typically with benzoyl peroxide. There are also a variety of different medications that your family doctor might recommend that come as creams, ointments, and pills. It is clever to start by applying the cream or ointment at night to see how it reacts, and then if needed you can do so twice a day. Some of the stronger medications for acne are not to be used if you are pregnant. Most acne treatments work by dropping the next “crop” of acne, so don’t get depressed if the medication does not work immediately. The best way to avoid blackheads and other impurities is by constantly washing face and by constantly removing excess oil from your face.

Back when I was in college I get to notice a classmate who used to face the mirror every break time. Not to retouch but to prick her blackheads.  Pricking leaves holes and red and black marks on her face. She’s pretty however she has a lot of pimples and blackheads which lowers her confidence. We advised her to use some blackheads strips which actually did not help much. She still pricks some stubborn deeply rooted blackheads. We give her tip on how to get rid of blackheads and I believe she took them because weeks after we noticed that her face was lighter and little by little the red and black marks diminished from her face. A Blackhead is an impurity which is a little lower than a pimple. They are tiny, dark spots caused by a small plug in the opening of a pore on the skin. However, we should be alarmed as blackhead is a type of acne vulgaris. The main culprit of this condition is the excess production of an oily substance called sebum whose role is to keep skin and hair lubricated and supple.  Excess oil mixed with makeup can facilitate the multiplication of the bacterium propionibacterium acnes, the principal anaerobe of the normal skin. Blackheads and other form of mild acne can be self-treated with over-the-counter creams typically with benzoyl peroxide. There are also a variety of different medications that your family doctor might recommend that come as creams, ointments, and pills. It is clever to start by applying the cream or ointment at night to see how it reacts, and then if needed you can do so twice a day. Some of the stronger medications for acne are not to be used if you are pregnant. Most acne treatments work by dropping the next crop of acne, so don’t get depressed if the medication does not work immediately. The best way to avoid blackheads and other impurities is by constantly washing face and by constantly removing excess oil from your face.