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Prevention is the best way to get rid of whiteheads

 

While any teenager dreads getting up with a whitehead on their face on prom day, there’s always a chance of this happening as whiteheads are formed by clogged pores. The trapped oil, dirt and dead skin cells develop into a white pustule or a whitehead. It occurs on the nose, chin and cheekbone of both men and women. As it spoils your looks, you naturally want to know the best way to get rid of whiteheads.

 

  • No popping with hands

 

Well, the most important thing to remember is no matter how inviting it is, DO NOT pop it with your hands as it only aggravates the problem to trigger pimples, infections and scars. While it’s not advisable to manually remove whiteheads, it can be done by first washing your hands with antiseptic soap.

 

Then sanitize the tip of the extractor used for extracting the whitehead with alcohol. Place it on the whitehead and press gently till it’s sebum is completely extracted. Do not force if the whitehead does not easily come out as it can lead to scars and an infection. Once you are done, wash your hands and then use ice cubes to massage your face as it is a natural toner which prevents infections.

 

It’s also possible to use OTC (over-the-counter) topical medications to remove whiteheads naturally. Wash your face, pat dry and wait for about 5-10 minutes and then apply the OTC acne treatment containing benzyl peroxide and salicylic acid on face, nose, chin and everywhere else there’s whiteheads.

 

  • Prevention is the best way to get rid of whiteheads 

 

  • The best way to control whiteheads is preventing it in the first place.

 

  •  Always wash your hands before touching your face as it prevents germs, dirt and bacteria from the hands aggravating things.

 

  •  Wash your face twice a day with a cleanser to keep your face clean and minimize the chances of dirt and oil accumulating in the pores. Use cleansers with alpha hydroxyl or salicylic acids as they unclog pores to minimize chances of getting whiteheads.

 

  • · A weekly exfoliation with a facial scrub helps get rid of whiteheads by removing and preventing dead skin cells from clogging your skin pores. Steaming your face first helps open up pores for better exfoliation. Then rinse your face with clean water and apply a skin toner to close pores.

 

  • · While washing and exfoliating helps keep your face silky and clean, it can give dry skin. So moisturize your skin with a moisturizer to prevent dry skin which can lead to whiteheads.

 

  • · It’s important to remove makeup every night with baby oil or good cleansing milk before sleeping. It lets your skin breathe and prevent makeup from clogging pores and leading to whiteheads.

 

  • · It’s also better to avoid using oil-based moisturizers, cleansers and makeup as they aggravate your acne and whitehead condition. Instead, use water based products to prevent and remove whiteheads.

 

  • · Following a healthy lifestyle of regular exercise, a healthy diet of more of fruits and vegetables and drinking 8-10 glasses of water everyday helps prevent and control whiteheads.

 

If your whiteheads still persist despite all these measures, it’s better to consult a dermatologist for the best way to get rid of whiteheads.

Our mission is to provide useful information that motivates you to take action to improve the health of your skin: Mars 31th, 2017 by Admin

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