Blackhead Removal Tips::
How to Get Rid of Blackheads

Blackheads and zits are not the same. Similar, but not the same. But just like zits, you can't help but squeeze them. Both are made from sebum, the oil that causes the spots. So blackheads are a build up of this type of oil in the skin pores. Blackheads are different in appearance because of the reaction of the sebum when it is exposed to air.

This type of spot can easily be hidden by make up as they are not bright red like your everyday zit. And because it does not look like a zit, you may be tempted to have a good old squeeze of it. But as you can guess, this is not the best way to remove a blackhead. So what are some of the better ways to remove these blackheads?

Blackheads are caused by an over production of oil in the glands contained within the skin. What makes it worse is when dead skin is not removed, adding to the blockage of the glands. So instead of that good old 'squeezing of the blackheads' routine, go for clean skin instead.

Keeping the skin as clean as possible, washing away excess oil build up and dead skin particles is the best start. Choose a mild and gentle cleansing lotion to avoid drying out the skin. Also try to use a gentle exfoliater to shift the old skin cells away.

Something to remember is that blackheads will always try to return but how do you get shot of the more stubborn ones? If all else fails, you may need to think about squeezing, but very softly. The trick to this is to open the pores on your face by placing your head over steam. Then use a clean soft tissue and gently squeeze to remove the stubborn blockage. The important part to remember is to be gentle. Squeezing too hard may make the blockage go downwards, which in turn will cause a nice zit. So go easy.

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