- How to fight pimples and blackheads
- Home remedies against blackheads
- Caution! How to make blackheads worse
Unclean skin and blackheads – in medicine, are called comedies – accompany us from adolescence to adulthood and are never particularly pleasing.
Many factors influence our skin and the propensity to impure skin: for example, our hormones, our diet, and our washing habits. The good news in advance is that you can do something about it. The bad: Not all remedies help with every skin type.
However, with our tips, you are guaranteed to find a remedy that cleanses your skin and frees you from annoying blackheads.
From impure skin to blackhead
To understand how blackheads develop and how best to prevent them, you should first know how they form. It all starts with impure skin: blackheads develop on the face.
Most of the time, pores in the T-zone are particularly affected. If too much sebum accumulates in the glands under the skin or the openings become so that the sebum can no longer drain, the pores clog up. This is visible in our face as a white blackhead, also known as “whitehead.” You already see a white pustule, but the sebaceous gland canal remains closed.
However, due to the steady accumulation of sebum, the pressure in the pore can increase so much that the plug breaks through the hair channel and comes to the surface. The sebum takes on a black color through contact with oxygen, which is why one speaks of an “open blackhead” or a “blackhead” at this stage.
From blackhead to pimples
In open blackheads, the mixture of sebum, horn, and cells can leak. More problematic are the closed blackheads, which do not open. Bacteria replace the talc from, the pore reddens, becomes sublime, and pus forms in the hair canal – now you are dealing with a pimple.
ATTENTION: You should not express the pimple yourself now because that would only make the situation worse and cause inflammation!
Rather, follow our tips and tricks to remove or prevent blackheads.
How to fight pimples and blackheads
If you want to get rid of blackheads and pimples, they need to remove the existing blackheads and prevent new ones.
Glue on nose strips
These adhesive strips are glued to the affected skin areas (T-zone: forehead, nose, chin) and remove talffropfen and “blackheads” when pulling off. Nose strips should never be glued directly to pimples!
Just reach in your face with clean hands:
Always clean your hands before reaching into your face. This sounds logical but is often forgotten and, in the worst case, leads to bacteria penetrating the skin and creating more blackheads and pimples. In addition to hand washing, an additional hand sanitizer is a handy helper to remove bacteria particularly thoroughly.
Apply face masks:
Face masks free your face from excess fat and dead skin cells, preventing me from forming new blackheads and pimples. Here, too, make sure that the face mask is tailored to your skin type! You can buy ready-made products or make masks yourself. Here are some particularly effective recipes.
Book cosmetic treatment:
In the cosmetic studio, her skin is only treated with steam so that the pores open. Then the beautician will professionally remove blackheads and pimples and then disinfect, cleanse and care for the skin. After a few days, your skin will visibly improve.
Remove blackheads with home remedies:
You don’t always have to go to the pharmacy or cosmetics. Home remedies can also significantly improve your skin. You can find out more about this in the article below.
The right facial care for blackheads
When treating impure skin, pimples, and blackheads, proper facial care is important. Since the reason for impure skin, as mentioned above, is usually excessive sebum production, the process of sebum production should be brought under control.
The best way to do this is to follow the following 3 steps daily:
Cleaning comes first. Your skin is exposed to many stresses during the day. Whether dirt, make-up, or dead skin cells – so that your skin can breathe at night, you should rid your pores of these impurities before bedtime. This is best achieved with the Eucerin DERMOPURE washing scrub. The non-greasy formula works against impurities without drying out the skin.
Clarifying After exfoliation, you should clear your skin. The Eucerin DERMOPURE facial tonic contains an antibacterial active ingredient system with 2% lactic acid that opens the pores while inhibiting bacterial growth. Above all, take care of the T-zone thoroughly – it is particularly susceptible to blackheads.
Nurturing Have you cleaned and clarified your skin? Then she is now ready for care. If you suffer from impure skin, you should not use oily and rich products. The new Eucerin DERMOPURE care series is optimally adapted to the needs of impure skin and fights blackheads particularly effectively.
If you regularly use this special facial care, you are already a big step closer to the dream of pure skin on the face. Try to incorporate the care into your everyday life to achieve the greatest possible treatment success.
If you suffer from acne, there are its own ways and means to support your treatment in the best possible way.
You want to do even more against impure skin, pimples, and blackheads?
Then the following tips could help you.
Home remedies against blackheads
Healing Earth removes toxins from the skin and supplies it with valuable minerals. It is also conducive to blood circulation and gives your skin a rosy complexion after use. Applied as a mask, healing earth also helps in the prevention of blackheads. To do this, mix a few teaspoons of healing earth with a little water until a homogeneous mass is formed. Apply the mixture to the facial skin and, if necessary, to your décolleté and let the mask act for about 30 minutes. Then remove the dried mask with lukewarm water.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is also well suited to eliminate blackheads due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. Since some people are allergic to it, you should only try it in a small place. If itching and burning are absent, you can pat the oil on other affected areas.
For this home remedy, boil some water and add chamomile (available in the pharmacy) to the water. Let the steam on your face for about 5 minutes – preferably with a towel over your head. This opens your pores, and the subsequent cleaning is even more effective.
Lemon water is often recommended for acne and also works well against blackheads. Mix some lemon juice with a spoonful of sugar and gently massage the mixture into the affected area of the skin. Then rinse with lukewarm water and: done!
Caution! How to make blackheads worse
Too much care:
Please don’t overdo it with facial care. If you peel too often and resort to alcoholic cleansing products, remove the skin’s natural protective coat. This stimulates sebum production, which in turn promotes blackheads and pimples. Even rich creams can strengthen impure skin as they clog the pores.
Find the care that suits you perfectly. You can get advice from our experts in the pharmacy free of charge at our Eucerin skincare consultations.
Incorrect home remedies:
Toothpaste, in particular, is still traded as a popular anti-pickle home remedy. But the substances contained in it irritate the skin and may only make blackheads and pimples worse. Vegetable oils, such as coconut or olive oil, also harm than they do in blackheads. They clog the pores and promote the formation of pimples. Rather, leave your fingers out!
To express pimples:
even if it is sometimes difficult – you should leave the expression of pimples to a beautician. By squeezing the inflamed area incorrectly, you can damage the follicle wall or push the bacteria deeper into the skin. This can lead to painful inflammation and, in the worst case, to unpleasant scars.