There is a lot of confusion over blackheads. Are they like pimples? How can they be removed? How do they even happen in the first place? It’s important to know everything you can about them. This will help you get the right treatment and take steps to avoid them happening on a regular basis. Here are six things you need to know about blackheads right now.
They’re Openings in Your Skin
Once you know what they are, you can take some steps to prevent them. Blackheads are simply openings within your skin. These openings end up with a lot of dirt, grime, oil and other debris piling up and block the pores in your skin. They then cause a reaction that leads to what is referred to as a blackhead. You need to clean out the openings to avoid something like this happening.
They Can Become Acne
If left, your blackheads can turn into acne. Think about how acne is formed: from blocked pores. The blackheads are a sign of your skin being covered in dirt and grime, and that means your pores are getting blocked. Those blackheads can develop with a waxy substance within them, which turns them into pimples that are harder to get rid of.
Oil Is the Most Common Reason
Your face naturally produces oil, just like the rest of your skin. Some people produce more oil than others, while some people have very dry skin. Blackheads are usually formed due to the oil getting into the openings. It is important to work on limiting the amount of oil, and developing a beauty routine that cleans out those openings in your skin.
They Do Come Back
Once you get rid of the blackhead, they’re not gone for good. You’re not dealing with the issue of the opening in the skin, and that is something you can’t do much about. You need to look after your skin and limit the amount of oil and dirt that gets into the openings on a daily basis. That will not completely prevent them, but it certainly reduces the chances of them forming.
Medical Conditions Can Cause Them
Like many problems with the skin, some medical conditions can cause them to appear. This is often the case with dermatological issues. It is worth talking to a dermatologist to get some treatments that help to counter the issue with the blackheads. You will also find out about the perfect cleaning regime to stop the openings suffering from a build-up of debris.
There Is No One Right Treatment Method
There are many different treatments available to help. Many will be aware of strips, but there are also creams and exfoliates. It is worth trying out different ones to see which ones work best for you. Some may end up opening the skin too much that more debris gets in, while others will help clear your skin completely and reducing the blackheads entirely.
Are you tackling your blackheads all wrong? Did you find any of the above facts scary or off-putting? Remember them the next time you see one form on your body.
I'm Alexandria Ingham, and am a work at home mommy and full-time freelance writer. Writing has always been a passion from a young age, but it was only in 2009 that I decided to use it to make money online. Since then, I've managed to make a career out of it and don't regret it.