The blackheads or comedones are the nightmares of many of us. They mostly form around the nose but can appear on the T zone like the forehead and chin. To avoid damaging the skin, the ideal is not to crush them too much and to use a natural method to extract them. On the skincare side, we use soft cosmetics without alcohol, and we adopt enzymatic peels and scrubs without grains.
What are blackheads?
Blackheads are pores subjected to excess sebum from the skin (stress, runaway hormones), which eventually clog and turn black. If the pimples persist, you can call a dermatologist or use homemade recipes.
How to avoid them?
Opt for a skin cleansing morning and evening with a dermatological soap, insisting on the T zone (forehead, nose, chin), and exfoliate twice a week to eliminate dead cells. On a daily basis, limiting sebum’s secretion promotes a healthy lifestyle by consuming fruits and vegetables and limiting saturated fats, alcohol, and tobacco. Another good reflex to adopt: never skip the makeup removal step.
Cleanse your skin with cleansing milk followed by a purifying lotion, then moisturize it with a light and mattifying cream. If you have sensitive skin, prefer a make-up removal with a paper tissue and a micellar lotion without forgetting to apply a cream rich in soothing active ingredients.
How to remove blackheads naturally?
When a black point appears, the first instinct is to want to squeeze and fiddle with it. It is the last thing to do at the risk of forming a pimple or a scar.
The clay mask
As an attack treatment, twice a week maximum, then once a week maximum, or only when you want to feel beautiful! Buy a packet of powdered clay. Mix a few tablespoons with water until you get a smooth paste.
Apply the texture to the skin in even layers to even out the drying. Remember to rinse off just before the edges of the mask “pull.” Apply wherever needed (face, shoulders, etc.) to avoid fragile areas around the eyes and mouth (and be careful with the neck: do not hesitate to put a little thicker to prevent a too sudden drying). There is no chemical problem, but the clay as it dries pulls a little on the skin, and the fragile areas may wrinkle. Wait for the mask to dry a little, 10-15 minutes at the most. Then rinse with lukewarm water, thoroughly, until we no longer feel the slightly muddy touch of the mask.
Benefits: quick, easy, cheap, effective, no side effects, no addiction or violent skin reaction (clay acts mechanically by absorbing excess “fat,” quite simply), no chemicals, no complicated treatment, and binding.
Note: you can keep the mask in a jar without a problem; the ideal recipe is to replace the water in the formula with a homemade infusion of bay leaves-sauce (disinfectant). A great way is to apply it in your bath after the hot steam has opened your pores.
How to remove stitches by pressure or extraction?
To eliminate them, you must start by dilating the pores. To do this:
- Place your head covered with a towel over a bowl of hot water.
- Once the pores are dilated, take a clean handkerchief and wrap it around your two index fingers.
- Pinch around the point to extract it.
If it tends to sink, pinch wider. Finally, empty it so that the filling process does not start again immediately. Once the blackhead session is over, cleanse the areas that were affected again with an anti-bacterial lotion.
A few tips: watch your skin so as not to let a black point grow: once it reaches a certain size, the pore will never close and will leave a crater always ready to fill as soon as the skin becomes oily; Avoid excessively harsh shower gels which stimulate sebaceous secretion, then also avoid tonics and alcoholic products which, if they dry and sanitize instantly, cause long-term redness.
What is the blackhead vacuum cleaner?
A beauty tool that can be seen everywhere on the canvas sucks up all the impurities present on the skin to manually unclog the pores. Far from being miraculous, it can be used from time to time to cleanse the epidermis but be careful not to use it too often; otherwise, the pores will dilate and then have small holes in the skin.