Unfortunately, very many people have to manage this skin problem, as the pores become more and more dilated as we advance in age. So, even if we did not have clogged pores and blackheads when we were younger, these two may become a constant problem during our adulthood. And in order to clean out pores and remove blackheads, it takes more than just willpower. If you do this the wrong way, you may end up with skin lesions and irritations, which will only worsen the aspect of your skin. So, here is what you need to do if you want to enjoy a clearer skin.
Using a gel with salicylic acid is one way to handle this matter. This kind of gels can be found in almost any pharmacy and can be bought without a doctor’s prescription. You will have to apply this gel to the affected skin areas and allow it to act for a while, until washing it away. Just make sure you follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer on the product’s label, for best results. Also, do have in mind that you will have to do this treatment for several weeks until having a clearer skin. The salicylic acid in the gel will dislodge and remove the blackheads from your pores. Of course, this treatment will not work in a proportion of 100%, as some blackheads will be just loosened by the treatment and not completely removed.
If you want to do something to clean your pores but you would like to use natural products, then try baking soda. Yes, this ingredient that can be found in the kitchen of almost any household can help you fight against blackheads and clogged pores. Even if you don’t have baking soda at home, you can find it in any grocery store. It is a simple and cheap treatment that will promote a clearer skin. You will have to mix a tablespoon or two of baking soda with a bit of water until you manage to form a thick paste that can be spread on the skin with ease. After washing your skin with warm water, apply this paste on the skin areas that have clogged pores and blackheads. Allow it to act for 2 to 3 minutes. Then by using gently circular moves, massage your skin with the paste, losing dirt and dead skin cells off the surface of your skin. Do this for only 2 minutes, to avoid skin redness. With the help of warm water, wash away the paste off your skin. It is recommended to wash your face with cold water after this treatment, which will immediately shrink the pores, keeping dirt from accumulating in them again.
If you dilute a bit of apple cider vinegar in water, you can use this solution as a facial toner, as apple cider vinegar can restore the pH of your skin back to normal. You will have to use the baking soda treatment once or twice a week if you want optimum results.