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How can you really get rid of blackheads?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Comedone extractor: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. Avoid heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples (including blackheads). Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after stenous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > than mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, etc.).

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Tips on how i can get rid of my blackheads?

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Dr. Michael Bryan
Dermatology 32 years experience
Blackheads: Blackhead are a form of acne and essentially just a clogged, open pore. Exfoliating washes with salicylic acid, light chemical peels and prescriptions in the retina-a family can be helpful for blackheads, but it takes time.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of blackheads on my butt?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Are they blackheads: Or ingrown hairs? Your physician should be able to help determine what these ; help to develop a treatment plan.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What do I do to get rid of blackheads fast!?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Dermatologist eval: You can see a dermatologist or esthetician who can remove with comedone extractor (however, pores will refill). Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples / blackheads. Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of stubborn blackheads?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Comedone extractor: Don't pick or squeeze skin. A comedone extractor can be placed over blackhead. Apply pressure gently downward and it will express the material from the pore.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How to get rid of blackheads easily?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Comedone extractor: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology.

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