Acne can be an incredibly embarrassing condition. The worst part about it is it usually erupts on your face, the most visible part of your body and the first thing people see, making you self-conscious to no end. Most acne takes the form of whiteheads and pimples, blemishes that tend to be pretty visible and many times leave red marks behind long after they’re gone. Another aspect of acne that doesn’t get much attention, unless you happen to have some, is the appearance of blackheads.
Blackheads can be stubborn and do not go away easily. You might be tempted to squeeze them as many people do with blemishes and whiteheads, but if you take this course of action, the blackheads will leave a scar just as big as a whitehead will. While you may get rid of the blackhead for now, you’ll end up living with the scar the rest of your life, or at least until you shell out money for expensive laser scar removal treatments.
Blackheads are evidence of clogged pores. A chemical reaction takes place in the pores that discolors them and causes the formation of tiny blackheads where your pores used to be. They usually form in the area on and around your nose because there tends to be a buildup of oils, dirt, and sweat in these areas. Unlike blemishes, blackheads do not rise above your skin, the stay level.
There are several things you can do to combat blackheads. The first step is to prevent them from appearing in the first place. Wash your face twice a day with soap designed to treat acne. If you so desire, exfoliating once a week will also help because it removes dead skin from your face and deep cleans your pores. If you already have blackheads there are special strips that you can buy and are designed to lift the blackheads out of your skin without causing any scarring. If you need to get rid of your blackheads, always use this method, never try to pick them out with your fingernails. Finally, if you still are having problems with blackheads and acne, make sure to visit a dermatologist. He can give you advice and products that aren’t available anywhere else.
Blackheads can be very embarrassing. Luckily with the right prevention methods and possibly a trip to the dermatologist they will turn out just to be a temporary condition and not leave any long term marks on your face.
One essential step in preventing and fighting blackheads is to find an effective acne soap. If this doesn’t work there is a new and exciting Acne Laser Treatment that can help clear up your complexion.