Blackheads are usually a sign of mild acne and they form on the face and the neck. When oils and dead cells clog the pores, it results in dark bumps (blackheads). Unlike pimples, blackheads are not painful.
If not dealt with as they should, blackheads can lead to severe acne which is difficult to deal with. To manage blackheads, consider the listed below do’s and don’ts:
Do’s for blackheads
When was the last time you exfoliated? See, you can’t even remember. When you have blackheads, you will need to exfoliate several times a week. With time, dirt and excess oils will clog the skin. Choose an exfoliator that is good for the skin and cleanse normally afterward.
Get enough rest
Stress can trigger the overproduction of sebum. Get enough rest and avoid stressful situation if possible.
Use non-comedogenic products
For makeup and other skincare products, invest in non-comedogenic products that do not clog the pores of your skin.
Don’ts for blackheads
Scrubbing too much
Scrubbing your face too much won’t get rid of the blackheads. It will only worsen the condition. When cleansing your face, do it gently.
Squeeze the blackheads
We get that blackheads can be annoying. But resist the urge to squeeze them since you will irritate the skin or even make the blackhead worse and leave a scar.
Use skincare products with alcohol
Products with alcohol tighten the skin and make it dry. When your skin is dry, it reacts by producing more sebum which might lead to more blackheads.