Preventing Blackheads and Shrinking Pores
- Rinse your face w/ a natural, fragrance free soap. Wet the face and lather w/ a gentle, circular motion, paying special attention to the T-zone, which includes the forehead and bridge of the nose.
- Rinse the soap off on your face and rap it dry w/ a towel.
- Exfoliate the skin. You can do this w/ a simple homemade mixture of baking soda and water, or you can buy a natural herbal exfoliants at any drug store. Use the exfoliant in the same way to applied the soap, w/ a gentle circular motion and great attention payed to the T-zone.
- Steam your skin for at least several minutes. This is can be done by keeping you head over a bowl of hot water and holding a towel over your head to keep in the steam, says Medical News Today.
- Dry your face by patting it w/ a dry towel.
- Sterilize the comedone extractor. Using an unsterile instrument or attempting to remove a blackheads in an unsterile environment can lead to infection, according to an clause on Medical News Today.
- Place the loop of the comedone extractor around the blackheads and press down gently. This will cause the blackhead to pop.
- Wash the face with natural soap and water.
Tips and Warnings
- Be true to clean and exfoliate the face every day to see adequate blackhead prevention. It is best to follow all of your careful-cleaning steps every morning and evening.
- Only effort to remove a blackhead once or twice.Trying to remove a stubborn blackhead can hurt the skin or cause damage that will lead to scaring. Do not attempt to remove a blackhead yourself if it is infectious or inflamed. In this case, consult a dermatologist.
Things You'll Need
- Baking soda
- Hot water
- Comedone extractor