Unfortunately, blackheads are
something most of us experience thanks to the skin's constant sebum
production and cell turnover. But there are a few things you can do.
Alpha hydroxy acids are also a good
first line of defense. They gently
exfoliate skin to prevent cells from building up and clogging pores.
There have been mixed reviews on pore
strips. Some love them while
others have complained about losing a strip of skin. If you have
skin it might be better to avoid these strips.
Head off to the drugstore and look for
salicylic acid cleanser. It will
temporarily remove surface oil and pore-clogging debris.
Really stubborn blackheads are best
removed by a dermatologist and
yes... it usually hurts.
Retin-A is another defense that you
might want to consider. A little stronger than the hydroxy acids, it
loosens the blackheads while speeding up cell turnover. That means that
skin cells have less of a chance to clog pores.
There are lots of home remedies to try.
Here are a few... Mix equal
parts of lime juice, almond oil and glycerine and apply to the face.
Beat an egg white until stiff. Add 1 tsp
honey and then apply to area with a cotton swab. Leave for 1/2 hour and
then rinse with warm water.
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