4 mistakes you should avoid while getting rid of blackheads

Don't scar your skin in the process.

Sarwat Fatima Sarwat Fatima Dec 30, 2016
Yes, cleaning these pesky little bumps is imperative. Photo: Shutterstock/ IndiaPicture

Each one of us has our own customized hack to get rid of blackheads. While most girls exfoliate, some take the risky road and pop them. Yes, cleaning these pesky little bumps is imperative, but it's also important to pay heed to the technique you are using.

Ladies, if you are not careful while doing it, chances are you might end up ruining your skin. Here are a few mistakes you should avoid at all costs while trying to get rid of blackheads.

Learn To Let Go
It's best to go for the three-try rule. Basically, start with the most obvious one and gradually move to the ones that are not very prominent. Those, who don't pop after trying thrice should be left the hell alone. Don't exert too much pressure in this case. It will only scar your skin. The oxidized melanin is set too deep in this case, which clearly means it's not ready to be popped. So, be careful.

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Don't Over Exfoliate
Exfoliation is absolutely necessary to remove excess oil. And you should use a good facial scrub at least twice a week. However, the key here is not to overdo it. Exfoliating scrubs contain salicylic acid, which if used too often, can irritate the skin. Also, over exfoliation will make your skin rough and dry. Not something we want, do we? So, make sure to exfoliate your face gently without applying too much pressure.

Stop Yourself From Picking

This is probably one of the hardest things to do in the world. As soon as you get up in the morning and you spot a conspicuous blackhead, your fingers etch to pick at the. It' okay, we understand the temptation. But, it's best to abstain. You see, picking can cause raw skin, infection, and worst of all--scarring. It's best if you just let the extractor do its job.

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Don't Forget To Moisturize

Do you know one of the prime reasons why you are getting blackheads in the first place is because you have not moisturized your face enough? You need to balance your skin's natural oil level to keep them at bay, mainly because the lack of it will result in production of more blackheads. Keep a tab on the moisturizer you are using and avoid the ones, which contain heavy oils. But, don't forget to apply the product after every few hours--especially in winter.


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