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How to remove blackhead?

How to remove blackhead?

Keep skin clean: Avoid squeezing, wash with warm water use mild soap, I prefer glycerin soaps or none a cream for daily use
Topical application of benzoyl peroxide once daily may help ...Read more

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How to remove blackheads?

How to remove blackheads?

Comedone Extractor: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. 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). If > mild acne see dermatology (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more

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How to remove a blackhead?

How to remove a blackhead?

Blackhead treatment: A blackhead occurs when the opening to a hair follicle is blocked with dead skin cells, oil (sebum) +/- bacteria but the pore is open at the skin surface, allowing the material to darken. I recommend that you see a skin care specialist- spa or medical aesthetician for the instant gratification of "removing" it. For ongoing management, opt for a topical agent to accelerate skin cell turnover. ...Read more

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How to squeeze blackheads?

How to squeeze blackheads?

Recommend use of a: Comedone extractor to avoid damaging skin. Picking at comedones can lead to scarring. ...Read more

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How to remove blackheads?

How to remove blackheads?

Acne: You need a topical medication that helps the skin exfoliate to open pores ...Read more

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What are the best products for blackheads?

What are the best products for blackheads?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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How can you prevent blackheads?

How can you prevent blackheads?

Dermatologist eval: 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. ...Read more

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How can I prevent future blackheads?

How can I prevent future blackheads?

Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil, Ceravue or similar. ...Read more

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How can you remove solid blackheads?

How can you remove solid blackheads?

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.). ...Read more

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Can I safely use Noxzema on blackheads?

Can I safely use Noxzema on blackheads?

Safe to use: Noxzema is safe to use on black heads and may help prevent new ones from forming, but is not as effective as treating those already present. ...Read more

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What can I do to get blackhead free skin?

What can I do to get blackhead free skin?

Zapping blackheads: Blackheads are just pores that have sebum stuck in them. The sebum has been oxidized and turned a dark color (its not dirt!). The key to getting rid of them is either decreasing sebum production, which is hard to do or keeping the sebum from accumulating and oxidizing, which is also hard to do. I recommend washing with an aha (alpha hydroxy acid) wash twice a day and using the clarisonic brush. ...Read more

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What is a product for blackhead breakouts?

What is a product for blackhead breakouts?

Several: Retinols like differin, retin a (tretinoin) and axelex work we'll by slowly taking away the top layers of skin until the blackheads come out. A good facial done by an esthetician experienced in acne can remove them during the facial and help you on the right cleansing routine not to get more! ...Read more

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How to rid rid of blackheads if nothing works?

How to rid rid of blackheads if nothing works?

See Dermatologist: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No oily hair. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples. 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 peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more

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How to reduce redness after removing blackhead?

How to reduce redness after removing blackhead?

Can't be done: Let it heal naturally. Topical retinoic acid may help keep the number of blackheads at bay, though it's not entirely pleasant to use. Ask your personal physician about ways to remove blackheads -- there are instruments called "comedone extractors" that are a bit easier than fingers or paper clips. ...Read more

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How could I best remove blackheads off my face?

How could I best remove blackheads off my face?

Pore strip/ comedone: Extractor. 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 peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more

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How could I best remove blackheads and big pores?

How could I best remove blackheads and big pores?

Comedone extractor: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. 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). If > mild acne see dermatology (discuss meds, comedone extractor, procedure to v pore size). ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure blackheads and spots?

What is the best way to cure blackheads and spots?

Topical agents: To treat the pimple, start by using an over the counter benzoyl peroxide cream. Then for the discoloration, try using some topical retinoids or azelaic acids to reduce the discoloration that can result from having acne. Hydroquinone may also be effective and is available in a lower strength other the counter. Remember to wash your face with something like dove soap, which will not promote acne. ...Read more

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What to do about tunnel left by removing blackhead?

What to do about tunnel left by removing blackhead?

Giant blackhead: Sometimes these tiny "tunnels" actually close on their own as time goes on. Some however are quite stubborn and do not go away on their own, and may need to be surgically removed. ...Read more

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How can you clear up spots and blackheads naturally?

How can you clear up spots and blackheads naturally?

Dermatologist: Seek out a dermatologist to diagnosis your condition and give you treatment options.

Without a propper diagnosis you are only guessing and your home treatment may make it worse.

You may need to take antibiotics to clear your skin. ...Read more

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How long do I leave drawing salve on for blackheads?

Each Salve is: Different. Would need to know more about the salve to be able to answer. ...Read more

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What are doctors' recommendations to cure blackheads?

What are doctors' recommendations to cure blackheads?

Pore strip/ comedone: Extractor. 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 peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more

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Can coldsores start with what looks like a blackhead?

Can coldsores start with what looks like a blackhead?

Cold sore: For people who do develop signs and symptoms, a cold sore usually passes through several stages, which include:
tingling and itching. Many people feel an itching, burning or tingling sensation around their lips for a day or two before cold sore blisters erupt.
Blisters. Small fluid-filled blisters typically break out along the border where the outside edge of the lips meets the skin of the face. ...Read more

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How to remove spots or blackheads once they've appeared?

How to remove spots or blackheads once they've appeared?

Topical agents: Try using some topical retinoids or azelaic acids to reduce the discoloration that can result from having acne. Hydroquinone may also be effective and is available in a lower strength other the counter. ...Read more

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Plz tell me how to use baking soda to remove blackheads?

Not likely to work: I think this is an "old wives tale", (that is, a home remedy) and it is unlikely to work, Some medicated soaps help. See a Dermatologist for medications/home treatment/prevention program!!! ...Read more

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Help, I have blackheads making me want to cut my face off?

Help, I have blackheads making me want to cut my face off?

Get help from Derm: Don't cut your head off-let dermatologist cut the blackhead off. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure blackheads deep under your skin?

What is the best way to cure blackheads deep under your skin?

Comedone extractor: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. 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). If > mild acne see dermatology (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more

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Suffering from blackheads. Is there a good way to prevent them?

Suffering from blackheads. Is there a good way to prevent them?

Ayurvedic: Ayurvedic skin treatments and products can often be helpful as they work to achieve balanced skin. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure blackheads without damaging your skin?

Derm eval: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. 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). If > mild acne see dermatology (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do to change my face that has blackheads?

Please tell me what can I do to change my face that has blackheads?

Start simple: Often people with blackheads respond to things like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. These are available over the counter. If that does;t work then you'd really need to see your primary care doctor or a dermatologist to determine the next step for you. ...Read more