The 11 best techniques for removing blackheads.
You are now a blackheads specialist, you know what they are, where they come from, what encourages their expansion, and most importantly, what you don’t have to do to get rid of them. So it’s time to unveil an armada of techniques that will allow you, first, to eliminate blackheads, then then to prevent their return!
1/ The blackdot vacuum cleaner
An innovative, recent product, promising to end comedones, the blackhead vacuum cleaner (also known as a blackhead extractor) panicked the web when it was launched. So what about it? Revolutionary device, catch ingwargy or dangerous gadget? Positioned on the area to be treated, the comedon will literally be sucked in by this device. It may sound barbaric, but it works! However, it should be used sparingly.
Intensive use will result in widening pores, which will therefore continue to fill up again as soon as they have been emptied. In addition, large pores will reveal small holes in the skin, until a black dot comes to fit again. Finally, know that an expanded pore will never tighten, unless you have surgery! The blackheads vacuum cleaner? Yes, but sparingly!
2/ The blackheads mask (black mask)
Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, the blackheads mask will absorb sebum. It acts on pores, and nourishes the skin. It can be used on any skin type, dry, oily, or normal. Its application will therefore cleanse pores, and remove skin imperfections. In addition, it will help correct or even regulate excess sebum.
Masks with the composition of activated charcoal will be the most effective. Thanks to them, the skin will be visually more beautiful, and actually healthier. Of course, a certain protocol is to be followed, upstream and downstream of the application of the mask, accompanied by a number of precautions. Finally, it is not recommended to use the black dot mask on irritated or sunburnd skin.
3/ The facial sauna
An ancestral technique that has fallen into some disuse, the facial sauna is coming back in great force. It is a simple, healthy care, and within everyone’s reach. The facial sauna, incorporated into a weekly skincare routine, will guarantee clean skin and rid of its impurities in depth. The principle is simple, just let his face soak up water vapor. The latter will dilate pores, cleanse the skin and dislodge impurities. This will make it much easier to extract blackheads.
Technically, there are two methods. The first, almost free, is to boil water, pour it into a bowl or pan, and position yourself on top with a towel over your head to let the steam rise to the face for about 15 minutes. The second, theoretically identical, and accessible even on a small budget, is to obtain a device specially designed to produce continuous steam. The comfort of use here will be optimal.
Whatever technique you use, you will be able to decorate your facial sauna water with one or two drops of essential oils. Finally, the sauna is usually a pre-scrubbing operation, or manual extraction of comedones by pressing them very lightly with a tissue.