How We can Get Rid of Blackheads and Whiteheads

Clear and flawless skin is one thing that every person dreams of. But what to do when our skin is all covered with blackheads? Certainly it shatters our dream of attaining a perfect skin. Blackheads and whiteheads do not get much of our attention until we have a special occasion coming up and we want to look our best. Why wait for an occasion? Make your skin look perfect every day. So here we are with an aim to give a solution for your dream skin.
Four Steps to Get Rid of Pimples Permanently
The first thing to do is to understand the difference between the two, blackheads and whiteheads.
What are Blackheads?
When excess oil is produced by the sebaceous glands, blackheads are formed. The pores get enlarged due to the overproduction of this oil and as more oil deposits are accumulated in the pore it hardens and causes the pore to get clogged. The blackhead is formed when the exposed tip of the clogged oil gets oxidized. Once the blackhead is formed, the pore continuously expands because of more oil production and exposure to dirt, which finally causes acne.
What Are Whiteheads?
Whiteheads are blackheads’ counterpart. You can also call them milia. They are actually a type of acne caused by the activity of the sebaceous glands. Hormonal changes play a major role in the formation of whiteheads because they stimulate the production of the oil in the sebaceous glands. The only difference between whitehead and blackhead is that, in case of whiteheads the tip of the clogged pore remains closed so it doesn’t get exposed. If whiteheads get infected they turn into pimples.
How you can prevent blackheads and whiteheads?
Here are some measures you can take to prevent blackheads and whiteheads:
  • Do your facial cleansing 2 to 3 times a day, at least
  • Once a week do exfoliation of your skin using a good scrub
  • For skin nourishment you can apply facial mask, twice in a week
  • Do get exposed to sunlight early in the morning i.e. around to 6:00 am to 9:00 am. Though some say it is a myth, there is still nothing to lose. Give it a try
  • It is better if you keep your hair neat, away from your face as it can cause skin irritation
  • Benzoyl peroxide is an effective blackhead fighter, so you can apply it to the areas where you mostly get blackheads
  • You can also use lemon juice to prevent the excess formation of the oil on your skin that can result into the formation of blackheads and whiteheads
How can you Get Rid of Blackheads?
Here are some steps you can follow to get rid of blackheads:
  • Whenever you feel that your face is getting oily wash it with a mild cleanser. Do not confuse bar soaps with facial cleansers
  • Avoid using too much of make-up. Also choose the right product that suits your skin type. Make-up can cause pores to clog by depositing extra oil in them. Choose the products labeled, “non-comedogenic”, such products won’t clog pores
  • Use a separate towel for body and face and always ensure that your face towel is clean
  • To avoid the oiliness of the skin avoid taking oily foods
  • Always use clean beddings, especially the pillowcases
  • You can use hot steam to remove the blackheads. Take a bowl of hot steaming water and place your face above it. Steaming can help open up the clogged pores, this enables you to remove the blackheads easily
  • You can also use an extractor to remove the blackheads. An extractor is a tool having loops at both ends that helps to gently squeeze out the blackheads from your skin. But be careful as mishandling the extractor can cause scars on your skin. Extractors can remove whiteheads as well
How can you Get Rid of Whiteheads?
  • Whiteheads are usually formed on dry skin so it is important to moisturize your skin properly
  • Always keep your hands away from your face as dirty hands can contribute to the growth of bacteria on the skin
  • Increase your intake of water. To detoxify your body from impurities add a little honey to your glass of water and take it in the morning, empty stomach
  • Do not buy oil-based skin products
  • You can use aloe vera to treat whiteheads. Apply some aloe vera juice to the area where there are white heads with a cotton ball and let it evaporate. The juice is effective for blackheads as well
Remember, every individual has a different skin type so the treatment should be skin type specific. You can consult a dermatologist to get medications to treat this problem as well. Studies reveal that retinoids are very helpful in absorbing the excess oil and also kills bacteria present in the blackheads and whiteheads, which is also responsible for causing acne. The most commonly found retinoids that you can use are Differin, Retin-A and Tazora.
Also take a well balance diet containing lots of fruits, vegetables and dietary fiber.