The best way to remove blackheads fast from your skin is to take your skin care seriously from the beginning to avoid such breakouts. If left untreated, the blackheads on your skin will soon turn into acne scars, and some can be as severe as ice pick scars, small depressions on the skin where collagen is depleted.
A blackhead is when the pores that are close to the surface clog up with bacteria, dirt, and dead skin cells. If the pore is open, and the dirt and oil is exposed to the air, it reacts to the oxygen turning the inflammation into a dark-colored blackhead. It is the dirt, bacteria and skin cells that keep the oil from flowing to the surface of the skin causing this condition.
Causes of blackheads can be excess oil in the pores caused by hormones. Hormones are one of the leading causes of blackheads, excess dead skin cells trapped in the surface opening of the pores, and the use of skin care products that contain oils, or ingredients that can cause damage to the skin.
It is clearly known that the best way to prevent blackheads is to fight them before they begin, but if this was not possible, there are methods to removing blackheads fast.
Stop using oil-based skin care products and oil-based makeup. These products cause increased oil on the skin, giving blackheads a better chance of forming. Instead, opt for water-based products that are non-pore clogging.
There are many ways to remove blackheads fast, both with home remedies, and commercial techniques.
One home remedy used for removing blackheads fast involves the cylinder of an ink pen. Dismantle your ink pen by removing the ink cartridge. Take the cylinder, which is a good circumference for most black heads. Put the cylinder over the blackhead and gently apply pressure, turning the cylinder around. While this works, it unsanitary, so you will need to make sure that you clean the area well afterward.
Another good method to removing blackheads fast would be to use a commercial blackhead gun. The operation of this instrument works the same as a pen cylinder, but is more gentle to the skin, more sanitary, and the circumference of the gun is designed especially for blackheads.
With both treatments, be sure to clean the area once the pus is removed, with mild soap and water. Apply cold pressure to the area so that the pores close up afterward.
Along with the mechanic methods used to remove blackheads fast, you can also use over the counter products, such as blackhead strips that adhere to the blackhead and are removed as you peel the strip off. There are topical solutions to removing blackheads as well. To make sure you get the most out your topical solution choice, apply steam or a warm cloth to the area to allow your pores to open, so that the solution has a better chance to get down into the pore to remove dirt, oil, and dead skin.