Skin concerns are never-ending, and they pop up on the skin one after the other, especially if they are not taken care of properly. Acne is one of the most annoying yet frequent skin problems that hinder the smoothness of the skin. The worst part is that acne occurs on the skin in different forms, sizes, shapes, and colors. It can be seen in the form of blemishes but sometimes as blackheads or whiteheads on the skin. We often try squeezing it, but it worsens the skin condition, leaving reddish bumps on the skin. So, how do you eliminate blackheads and get clear skin again? Fret not! There are ways that work!
It's important to know what blackheads are and the causes behind these dark, gunk-filled spots to eliminate them from the skin.
Blackheads: What is it exactly?
Blackheads are nothing but open comedones, which are caused by the build-up of dirt, dead skin cells, sebum, etc. To be more precise, the mix of dead skin cells, dirt, and sebum stuck in the pores gets oxidized when exposed to air and turns black, forming blackheads on the skin.
What Causes Blackheads?
The primary cause of blackheads on the skin is the clogging of pores. Still, some other factors can increase the chances of developing acne and blackheads on the skin. Some of them are;
- Hormonal fluctuations
- Excess oil production
- Presence of bacteria on the skin
- Side effects of certain drugs, such as lithium, corticosteroids, or androgens.
Best Ways to Get Rid of Blackheads?
There are ample ways to get rid of blackheads, including natural home remedies, products, treatments, etc. Let's look at some of the best natural ways to tackle these pesky dark spots.
Wash your face
Though it feels so tempting to scrub these annoying spots on the skin, it's always safe to use gentle products and handle them mildly to avoid damaging the skin. A natural facial cleanser can be your best decision when it comes to facial cleansing. Natural cleansers can leave your skin clean and glowing without disrupting its natural moisture. Moreover, it's indeed hydrating too. Try an option like Savarnas Mantra® Natural Rose Cleanser to remove oil, dirt, and pollutants from the skin. Besides, it serves best to unclog the pores of the skin.
Steaming the face helps
Steaming the face is one of the easiest yet most effective ways to soften the impurities trapped in the pores. This process eventually helps to get rid of stubborn blackheads from the skin. Besides, while steaming the face, the skin sweats, which in turn helps to get rid of toxins from within.
Use an extractor tool
Using extractor tools makes the task of blackhead removal much easier. But make sure you use it correctly without hurting the skin. After steaming, place the extractor's open tips on the edges of the blackhead and gently press on the sides of the blackhead till it starts to release. Once it's released, remove the blacked-out material from the skin. When you're done with the extraction process, spray a soothing toner like Savarnas Mantra® Natural Hydrating Seaweed Toner. The natural facial toner is rich in nutrients that can provide you with hydrated, nourished, and refreshed skin.
Exfoliating works better
Exfoliating the skin at least once a week helps slough off impurities and dead skin cells, keeping the skin smooth, soft, and healthy. While scrubbing the skin, concentrate more on the areas with blackheads. When exfoliating, ensure you're not hurting or damaging the skin by being too harsh. Following a weekly exfoliating routine helps clear the blackheads and also helps prevent them. Using a natural exfoliant on the skin offers gentle exfoliation yet effectively removes dirt and build-up from the skin. Try Savarnas Mantra® Natural Fruit Exfoliant, a natural and cruelty-free scrub that can reveal the skin's natural radiance.
Try a facial
If you struggle with frequent blackheads, getting a facial regularly helps eliminate the trapped debris from the skin. Skin facials are indeed refreshing and remove all the impurities stuck on the skin, leaving the skin crystal clear. You can either opt for a salon facial or try a home facial using natural skincare products. Wanna try a home facial to refresh and clear your skin, take a peek at the Savarnas Mantra® Natural Skincare Range for healthy, nourished, and beautiful skin.
Revamp your skincare routine
If you are getting frequent acne breakouts or blackheads on your skin, it's time to reconsider your skincare products. If you are using synthetic products, try switching to natural skincare products that are non-comedogenic and don't clog the pores.
Consult a pro
When things cannot be handled, it's better to seek an opinion from a pro who can handle it better. If the blackheads are stubborn and tough to extract, it's safe to consult a dermatologist or aesthetician who can help you in the process and suggest the ideal solution based on your skin condition.
Keeping the skin clean and following a beauty routine consistently can help to keep your skin free from blackheads to a great extent. Hope these natural tips will help you regain your clear, soft, and healthy skin.