Heartbreak, awkwardness, hormones, blackheads … you probably hoped to leave these adolescent problems behind. Although you’ll likely outgrow many of these trials and tribulations of your teen years, skin problems might continue. In fact, 20 percent of all cases of acne, including blackheads, which are considered to be acne occur in adults. But the news isn’t all bad. With the right treatment, you can put your problems with blackheads behind you.
Acne occurs when a skin pore becomes plugged and forms a pimple. Acne is often caused by a hormone increase, which triggers the body to produce more oil (or sebum) in the skin. The excess of sebum clogs up your skin pores and bacteria begins to grow, causing the pore to become inflamed, resulting in a pimple
If you’ve experienced acne, you know it’s not pretty. Acne can make skin, even the cleanest skin, appear dirty. Fortunately, there are things you can do to deal with blackheads.
First, keep oil off your face. Dermatologists recommend that you should wash your face once or twice a day with gentle soap. This is especially important for women who wear makeup daily. Try to use beauty products without oil, and completely remove makeup at the end of the day.
If you’ve got a few or even a lot of those pesky blackheads on your skin, don’t despair. There are some things you can do to get rid of them, from at-home remedies and deep-cleaning procedures to prescription medications.
Start with over-the-counter treatments. There are many products available that can help rid your skin of blackheads. A gentle exfoliator with a cleanser can be help to unclog pores and eliminate blackheads. Pore strips, which are medicated strips that are applied to the skin then removed, might also help clear up some of the substances that lead to blackheads