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Causes of blackheads

Monday, January 7th, 2013

blackheads, causes of blackheadsBlackheads are nothing but a very common kind of acne. These are hard to eliminate and stubborn. They are quite capable of running a special event planned. In order to handle these stubborn outbursts we need to acquire enough knowledge about what exactly cause blackheads. This shall lead to better health and better appearance. Generally these stubborn blackheads appear on the forehead and nose. One of the usual suspects of theses form of acne is natural body oil production. Unkempt skin or skin which is not taken good care of is also common reasons for blackheads to appear. Secretion of sebum secreted by a gland called sebaceous gland is the reason for blackheads. Sebum is a medical term for oil. Excess oil production due to hyperactive sebaceous gland can create a stride of unavoidable blackheads.

Oil secretion is the primary cause but what causes the end result is the mixture of excess oil produced with dust and dirt.

Blackheads are capable of creating stubborn scars irrespective of how small they may be. Blackheads are everyday problem and it is very important to understand that if you want to get rid of this kind of acne then you must include certain activities in your daily regime. Simple practices like thorough cleansing of the face and blackhead prone body areas, using  BHA solution or Beta Hydroxy Acid extract can keep the pores of the skin clean and reduce the sebum secreted that is prevent excess oil secretion of skin. This can help you to get rid of blackheads.

How to remove blackheads at home?

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

remove blackheads, blackheadsHaving blackheads is a common condition. Medically it is termed as open comedo. Blackheads usually occur on the face and back and they appear as black or dark yellow colored rashes or spots. These occur when the pores of the skin get blocked due to oil deposition from excessive secretion from the sebaceous glands on the skin. There is nothing to worry about as this can be taken care of at home itself.

Some easy ways to get rid of blackheads

i.            Take half a lemon and some sugar. Put the sugar on the lemon and rub it gently on the affected area till the sugar melts. Do this twice a week.

ii.            You can also grate raw potato and cool them and rub it on your blackheads. Wash off with normal water after 15 minutes for best results.

iii.            You can make your own homemade scrub by crushing almonds and besan and oatmeal powder. This scrub can show positive results within 14 days of use. Doing this twice a week should be enough.

iv.            Using rose water daily can even prevent the occurrence of black heads.

v.            Baking soda and bezoyl peroxide also can work well for such conditions. But always use them in very less amounts otherwise you might develop rashes and other kinds of skin problems.

vi.            When you use a face pack at home, mix a little amount of honey in it to keep blackheads at bay.

These natural home remedies can be very beneficial. A healthy diet and hygienic lifestyle should be followed in order to have clean and fresh looking skin at all times.