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How to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads

Blackheads, Whiteheads

You are hard to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads. After squeezing them for a period, you will find dozens more to tackle. Both blackheads and whiteheads form when pores are clogged with impurities, dead skin cells, sebum, and bacteria. A blackhead is a clogged pore that stays open, on the contrary, a whitehead is a blocked pore that closes.

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(1) Pore strip

Pore strips are good for removing the blackheads on the forehead, the nose, and the chin regularly. Pore strips are adhesive strips that can pull out open comedones, which are also called blackheads. You can use a steamer or a boiling pot of water to steam your face. This can soften the skin and open the pores first. Then, place the pore strip against the nose and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Finally, peel off the stripe and rinse off with lukewarm water. 

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(2) Facial scrub

Regular exfoliation is the best way to get rid of both blackheads and whiteheads. You should choose a gentle facial scrub without harsh ingredients to avoid skin irritation. Exfoliating the skin can draw out the impurities, dead skin cells, sebum, and bacteria from the pores. Facial scrubs containing salicylic acid are especially good for removing whiteheads. Remember to apply non-comedogenic moisturizers after exfoliation to lock in skin moisture and avoid clogging pores.

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(3) Deep cleansing mask

Deep cleansing masks like clay masks, charcoal masks, and peel-off masks can dissolve the build-up of dead skin cells in the pores. They can also absorb excess oil to reduce the amounts of acne, blackhead, and whitehead. Try to use a deep cleansing mask twice a week to prevent clogged pores and make your skin look clearer!