Blackheads are symptoms of acne that come in the form of small black (sometimes yellow) bumps which develop in the openings of hair follicles. This opening can appear as a result of excess sebum (oil produced by glands in the body) or dead skin cells. When clogged pores are exposed to oxidization, these bumps become dark.
To know how to remove blackheads, it helps to understand what causes them to commonly occur in the face.
Hormonal changes in the body as well as genetics and stress have been proved to cause this condition as are improper skin care and excessive use of cosmetics.
Many people do not know how to remove blackheads from the face, preferring the easy route to just 'pop' these bumps. This is wrong and can cause scarring.
In the early stages, blackheads can be self-managed, requiring one to only have blackhead removal products and sufficient knowledge to avoid choices that can cause scarring or worse.
Homepeel offers blackhead treatments which are easy to understand and to use
The following products are suitable for blackhead treatments:
- Retinol: As a blackhead treatment, retinol assists in regeneration of skin cells, tightening of the skin pores and keeps the openings of hair follicles as tight as possible, making it very hard for the blackheads to form.
- Green Herb Skin Peel: The Green Herb Skin Peel accelerates the natural exfoliation cycle of the skin. This exfoliation ensures that dead skin cells are removed and brand new skin is availed within 5 days. Considering that dead skin cells, wide skin pores and openings of hair follicles cause blackheads to appear, the application of the Green Herb Skin Peel should kill the primary thriving environment of the blackheads by replacing the old skin altogether.
Fortnightly Fruit Peel: Fruit peels as treatment for blackheads cause a deep exfoliation form which helps to remove dead skin cells from the skin.
The Fortnightly Fruit Peel is a Homepeel product which is customisable. This means that one can just add a fruit rich in exfoliation to the lotion and watch as the dead skin cells that encourage blackheads are washed away and pores unclogged.
AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) contains properties to remove dead skin cells and help unclog skin pores, leading to a less congested skin. Further, any blackhead is removed quickly during this exfoliation.