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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.

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Can I get rid of blackheads completely or is it just something natural that I just have to accept and live with?

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Both: 'blackheads' are trapped oil that becomes solid in a pore. They can occur anywhere on the body but are usually most bothersome on the face. Everyone produces oil in varying amounts so no one product or suggestion works for everyone. They are normal and you will likely develop them in the future.
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How to get rid of blackheads? Press with bobby pins?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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Blackheads: Tretinoin (retin-a, atralin, renova) is the mainstay of treatment for whiteheads and blackheads. Tretinoin is a derivative of vitamin a and works by increasing cell turnover and reducing the "stickiness" of the sloughed cells. It helps expel the plugged material returning the pore to normal. Tretinoin can be irritating, so specific instructions should be followed.
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Any home remedy to get rid of blackheads?

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Blackheads: Applying a combination of one teaspoon of coriander juice and half a teaspoon of turmeric powder is one of the most successful natural home remedies for blackheads and pimples on.
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Comedones: Blackheads or comedones are blocked pores. They can be reduced with washing with soap and water morning and night, and exfoliation.
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What is the easiest way to get rid of blackheads?

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Comedones: Blackheads or comedones are blocked pores. They can be reduced with washing with soap and water morning and night, and exfoliation.

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