One of the worst aspects of acne for many people is blackheads, and finding an effective solution to how to get rids of blackheads or a blackhead treatment is difficult to say the least. There are so many products on the market that ‘claim’ to get rid of your blackheads, that knowing where to start your search for a blackhead treatment that really works can be very frustrating.
You can get blackheads or comedones as they’re known to the medical profession, just about anywhere you can get acne, and the temptation to squeeze them out is as strong as your urge to squeeze any of your acne spots. The same advice holds true for blackheads as it does for most things in life, and that is, try to resist temptation if you really want to get rid of blackheads!
What Blackhead Treatments Work And What Don’t?
Blackhead extractors are small tools that look like large sewing needles with a hole in one end; the idea is to place the hole over the blackhead and use pressure to persuade the blackhead to pop out – Do they work? On a few occasions yes, but for the majority of time they will just damage and irritate your skin. If you do decide to buy one, make sure you buy a good quality tool (even the good quality tools are not expensive), as most of the tools for sale today have been poorly made out in the far east and are useless.
If you are tempted to buy one of the vacuum devices on the market that will ‘suck out’ your blackheads…..DON’T – they are a total waste of money and will not work.
I wish I could give you the name of a tool, a cream or a gel that will be the magic solution to how to get rid of blackheads, but I can’t – one doesn’t exist. I know you will probably try the things I’ve said don’t work, that’s understandable, we’re human and when we get desperate for a solution to a problem, we are prepared to try anything. Once you have tried them and you are ready, read on for the only practical advice I can give you.
You probably already have the cream you need to treat blackheads in your medicines cabinet already. Any acne medication with Benzoyl Peroxide in it will do (proactive acne cream is one of them, you might also be interested in does proactive work?), if you don’t have any, it’s not too expensive – you can get it from a pharmacy and just plain old Benzoyl Peroxide will do for getting rid of blackhead quickly.
Cleanse your skin as normal, and massage a small quantity of Benzoyl Peroxide in to your pimples. Do this twice a day and you will see your blackheads start to go over time; I can’t give you a better time frame than that because we’re all different and we respond to treatments differently but this treatment option would be more safe than the ones suggested on this how to get rid of acne overnight page which might be useful to you but keep in mind quick does not guarantee safe!
It’s not rocket science I know, but it is the best blackhead treatment we have available to us at the moment. You can try all the rest, but when they fail, try to remember this advice.