Almost everyone is affected by blackheads on their skin during the line of their lives. Blackheads are the first stage of acne. They form on your legs before bacteria gets into the pores on your skin. Extra hormones in your skin stimulate your oil gland, which leads to too much oil in your pores. The excess oil accumulates and when exposed to the air, turns black in color, forming a blackhead. The most popular places for blackheads to form is on your face, however, you can get blackheads on your legs as well. The key to getting rid of the blackheads on your legs is steam, aloe vera, and prescriptions from your doctor.
Put aloe vera on your skin-- Aloe vera contains an enzyme that kills the bacteria that has developed up on your blackheads. Aloe vera reduces the inflammation and force that builds up in your blackheads, which helps reduce the size of your blackheads. Go to your pharmacy and buy an aloe vera gel. Make sure the gel you buy controls a high amount of aloe vera, as many claim to be aloe vera gel, but really have very little of the enzyme. Apply the gel onto the blackheads on your legs, and rub into the blackheads. Let the gel disappear into your skin. You an also buy an aloe vera plant. Break off a leaf and squeeze the juice into your hands. Rub onto the blackheads on your legs and let dry.
Use steam for the blackheads on your legs-- The heat from the steam that can help you to flush out the dirt and oil that has made up in the blackheads. Boil a lot of hot water and stream it into a large bowl. Place your leg that contains the blackheads over the bowl. Make sure your leg is far enough from the bowl that you don't scald your leg, yet close enough you can feel the heat. Place a towel over your leg so it forms a tent-like structure between your leg and the bowl. Leave over the warmth for at least 10 minutes. You can also run a hot shower in an enclosed room and take in the steam that way.
Make an appointment with an aesthetician-- An aesthetician can remove the blackheads from your leg in a safe way. They say you should not try and pop your blackheads at home, as it can lead to scarring. The aesthetician will use a tool called an separator to remove the oil and dirt from your blackhead. The tool is long and thin, and has loops on either end that will remove your blackheads without scarring. Make sure you visit a professional, licensed aesthetician.
Schedule an appointment with your dermatologist--your dermatologist can dictate a medication that will get rid of the blackheads on your legs. Some of the medications they may recommend is the vitamin A derivative retinoid. Retinoid will get rid of your blackheads by attacking and kill the bacteria in your blackheads. The most common types of retinoid treatments they may prescribe are differin, retin-A and tazora.