Blackheads are one of the most common forms of acne. And although people who have oily skin are more vulnerable to blackheads, anyone can get them. I know, it may be tempting to try to pinch or push the black plug out, but this can actually cause scarring and other damage to your skin—especially on the nose area.
Here are simple ways you can do to get rid of those pesky little black dots. Without harming your soft skin!
Popping blackheads on cold skin or skin that hasn’t been prepped can lead to redness and inflammation, and can even exacerbate the issue. Start with a hot compress like a warm washcloth, or do an at-home steam. This will help loosen anything that is close to the surface and relax its grip for easier removal.
Popping blackheads on cold skin or skin that hasn’t been prepped can lead to redness and inflammation, and can even exacerbate the issue
Use a gentle scrub, or just stick with a muslin cloth with a bit of cleanser while you’re washing your face. We recommend you to steam first, wash your face, then steam, then go back for another cleanse with the muslin cloth in circular motions. This will free up any of those pesky blackheads that are closer to the surface and rinse them away.
Steam first, wash your face, then steam, then go back for another cleanse with the muslin cloth in circular motions
Try a retinoid
Retinoids are a way to deliver retinoic acid to our skin. They speed up cell turnover and regeneration, somewhat like a chemical exfoliant but different. Retinoic acid is great for texture and can break down the stubborn, gunky consistency that makes blackheads so unyielding to begin with.