15 Mistakes You’re Making If You Have Blackheads

Blackheads are the annoying tiny dots on the face that commonly occur on those who have an oily skin. Blackheads generally occur on nose, chin and back. These irritating spots can spoil your charm and become a hindrance to your beauty.  Blackheads are formed due to improper skin care, oily skin, hormonal changes, poor diet, excessive use of cosmetics and makeup and other environmental factors. Blackheads are open pores which are accumulated with dead skin cells, excess oil and other impurities. When the excessive sebum gets oxidised in the open pores, they form blackheads.

The unruly blackheads are hard to get rid of and often girls make mistakes which actually worsen the condition. Here are some of the common mistakes, every girl gets tempted to make- my verdict- avoid them :

Squeezing Blackheads

The most common mistake that everyone makes is of squeezing or popping the blackheads. No matter how impatient you get, it is not good idea to squeeze them as it causes enlarged pores and redness in the skin.

Over Scrubbing

No matter how tempted you are to scrub to remove that unruly cluster of blackheads, never over scrub your face. Over scrubbing can strip the skin of its natural oils and causes irritation.

Using Wrong Cosmetics

Instead of using making and cleansing products which clog your pores, look out for non comedogenic cosmetics which will not clog the pores.

Using Blackhead Extracting Tools

Unless you are getting used by professional, using these tools will never really be of much help as you cannot get the right to technique to use them on your own.

Touching Blackheads With Dirty Fingers

Touching your face and blackheads with dirty hands or fingers can lead to more dirt and bacteria.

Not Getting Them Treated

If you are one those who is not really doing anything about the blackheads and ignoring the skincare regime, then you are aggravating your skin issues. Unless you do not get the blackheads removed professionally, they won’t go away on their own.

Use Harsh Products On Your Blackheads

Using harsh products on blackheads like rubbing alcohol can strip the skin of its moisture and worsen your skin condition.

Covering Up The Blackheads

Instead of focusing on getting the blackheads removed, covering them up with loads of foundation and concealer won’t work as long term solution.

Not Washing Face

Blackheads are formed due to dirt getting trapped in the pores, if you do cleanse and wash your face, you will end up adding more dirt on your face resulting in more formation of blackheads.

Not exfoliating

Washing and cleansing your face helps to clear blackheads, however you must exfoliating your skin with scrub and mask to keep your pores in control.

Not Choosing Products Meant For Your Skin

Skin care products, like face wash, cleansers and toners are designed as per different skin types. Instead of using the skin care products meant for any skin type, choose to use the products that specifically target the blackheads.

Not Applying Face Mask

Masks are important to apply once the blackheads are extracted to close the open pores. Hence choose a mask which helps to deal with blackheads and closes the open pores.

Underestimating Cleansing Brushes

Scrubbing brushes helps to clear to the pores. They remove the oil and dirt from the clogged pores, making the process of blackhead extraction easier.

Using Products Meant To Deal With Pimples

Both pimples and blackheads are formed due to excess oil secretion, however this does not mean that you can use products meant for pimples on blackheads prone skin. Choose products designed to deal with blackhead prone skin.

Not Investing in Blackhead Treatments

Although some of the treatments to deal with blackheads are expensive but it only makes it worth invest in these treatments to get desired results.



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