How should I get rid of a black head on a pimple?

Acne wash. The black head on a pimple (open comedon) is pigment seen in the opening of a hair follicle and not dirt. Using benzoyl peroxide--either alone or in combination with another acne medication---is an effective means of taking care of this. Manual expression of the plug in the hair shaft will also work, but is not recommended if their is a large number of blackheads.

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24 male I have pimple marks on my face and deep scares and black head can u suggest any cream to get rid of them? I am from india please help

Cratered acne. Ice-pick scars from acne require deep skin treatment as provided by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Laser treatment may help. There are no topical creams or ablatives that will help. Read more...
Ice pick acne scars. Yes, i quite agree. I find fractional ablation with an erbium laser followed by a superficial application of prp to provide the best results. However, a series of peels, preferably with a salicylic acid component to control inflammation, can also provide dramatic improvement. Read more...

How to get rid of black head pimple on my nose and make the pores smaller?

Skin care. 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. Read more...

How can I get rid of my small pimples, white heads and blackheads on my face? I am suffering with these skin problems on my face for a year..

Scientific Rx. The "cleanser / cream / vitamin" combination won't help. Benzoyl peroxide over the counter is a good start but you'll almost certainly want to get with your physician. With the blackheads / comedones, a retinoic acid derivative topically might be a good start, and possibly topical clindamycin. If you can take the oral contraceptive pill and/or a systemic antibiotic, these may help. Read more...

Get rid of pimples on forehead and blackheads on the nose?

See derm. Your dermatologist can put you on a treatment program that will get rid of the lesions and keep them away, but you must stay on the treatment. Isotretinoin is the only treatment that might give you a permanent cure. Read more...

How can I get rid of all the blackheads and pimples on my face? Does elmer's glue work?

No. Elmer's glue is likely to block pore further. Please don't use glue or other adhesives on your face. Consider seeing a dermatologist for recommendation tailored to you. Read more...

I have oily dehydrated sensitive skin prone to breakouts. Troubled with whiteheads blackheads pimples. How can I avoid acne and get rid of pimples?

Oily skin. Oily skin accumulate s sebum in skin pores causing blackheads and whiteheads. Keep skin dry Use glycol acid wash or salicylate acid. Apply Retin A (tretinoin) cream at night. Avoid oily solutions on skin. Diet of less fatty acids and carbohydrates Pkentty of water to drink. Consult your Dermatologist. See other responses on HealthTap by other doctors. . Read more...

How do you get rid of blackheads and whiteheads on your nose?

Blacheads&whiteheads. Gentle steam ove rhte face helps. Gentle facial peels also help to some extent. See a dermatologist if really bad. Read more...