Blackheads are dark looking pimples on the skin and look like very fine moles. Blackheads are one of the most common manifestations of Acne vulgaris , affecting youth as a result of obstruction and inflammation of pilosebaceous units,and is thought to be caused by multiple factors
Blackheads are actaully the clogged up sebaceous glands in the skin due to excess oil in the ducts. keratin and sebum clogs up the sebaceous glands .
Blackheads are an aesthetic problem and people around the world are always in search for effective ways to get rid of it. Blackhead are removed by cleansing and exfoliation in one way or another.
Blackheads Herbal Remedies
Lemon juice, beaten egg white, tomato pieces, almond oil and even toothpaste are applied on blackheads . After necessary peeling the skin is rinsed with warm water.
Blackhead Removing Pore Strips
Another effective method to remove blackheads is using pore strips. Though strips offer better results, they fail to prevent recurrence.
Clay masks are also used for exfoliation. However for effective result, regular application is required. The abrasive material in the mask cleanses and exfoliates the skin.
Microdermabrasion is carried out by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. It is an invasive method, which involves skin peeling and local anesthesia is required.
Baking soda is a chemical easily and often available at home and can prove effective to exfoliate the skin.
Glycolic Acid and Salicyclic Acid
Another method of getting rid of blackheads is using exfoliating chemicals e.g. Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid. These exfoliating agents are more effective in combination. These agents cleanse clogged pores by chemically attracting lipids in the sebaceous oils. Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid also clean debris and dead skin cells.
Retinoids are Vitamin A derivative chemicals and effective exfoliating agents .However the treatment requires frequent application over a period of four to six weeks#