Severe acne should not be
ignored.  Permanent scarring can
occur if acne is not treated
correctly.  In addition to the
physical maladies, acne can also
create self-esteem problems in the
ever so vicious world of
teenagerdom.  You should see a
dermatologist if acne persists
continues to be a serious issue.  
Doctors can prescribe some pretty
miraculous drugs that work far
more effectively than home
treatments and remedies.  A visit to
the doctor is well worth it if your
acne is out of control.
Blackheads are created when your sebaceous glands
and the surrounding pores become clogged with
undesirable oils and grime.  Your body’s natural
sebum oil becomes contaminated and cannot do its
job properly.  It becomes black when it oxidizes at
your skin’s surface.  The best way to avoid blackheads
is to follow good long term skin care using gentle
washing on a regular basis.  Once you get a
blackhead, the best way to get rid of it is to continue
your skin care program, avoid touching it with oily and
dirty fingers and try over the counter medications until
you find one that works for you.  Never pop or poke a
blackhead.  Good luck in your battle against
blackheads.
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Stop Stuffing Your Face with Oil
You are what you eat, and all that grease and oil in
your diet eventually finds its way to your skin.  Part of a
good skin care programs involves being very conscious
of what goes in your mouth.  Drink plenty of water and
avoid the bad foods and you will see a dramatic
difference in the overall health of your skin, including a
reduction of blackheads.
If you want to take the risk of scarring
your face, bruising your face, infecting your face and pretty much ruining your
face, then go ahead and pop your blackheads.  This is not to say that all these
terrible things will happen if you pop the occasional zit, but let’s face it, popping
blackheads can easily become a compulsive ritual.  One will lead to two, and two
will lead to twenty.  Eventually you will encounter a blackhead that just won’t
pop and the result will be ugly.  Please refrain from popping and follow some
common sense remedies to get rid of blackheads.
Popping Blackheads
We say "Don't Pop!" but if you are
going to anyway, watch this video first.
What is the difference between blackheads and whiteheads?  Other than the color,
there is no difference.  Both conditions fall under the umbrella of acne and both can
be treated in similar manners.  Blackheads are caused by clogged pores that cause
sebum oil to build up under the skin.  Your body produces sebum to protect and
moisturize your skin, but it becomes bad news when it can not do its job.  If your
pores are large enough, the trapped oil is exposed to air and the oxidized gunk
turns black, causing blackheads.  If the contaminated oil festers below the skin
surface, it becomes infected and the resultant pus appears as a whitehead.  
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Stop Applying Oil to your Face
You will need to change a few lifestyle habits if you
are serious about getting rid of blackheads.  One
important alteration comes in the area of cosmetics.  
Seek out non-oil based products if you are serious
about getting rid of your acne problems. There are
many water based cosmetics available that are
much kinder to your face.  Oil in cosmetics will clog
your pores and lead to blackheads.
There are a myriad of products available for treating
blackheads and other mild acne problems.  Common
ingredients are benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid,
resorcinal and sulfur.  Benzoyl peroxide is an
antibacterial the destroys and stops the growth of
acne-causing bacteria.  Resorcinal, sulfur and salicylic
acid break down pus inside and along the sides of the
clogged pore.  Different people will have varying
degrees of success with these products so a
trial-and-error approach should be employed to find
the product that is most effective for you.
Over The Counter Treatments
Stop Touching your Face
You introduce detrimental oils and
contaminants to your skin every
time you touch your face.  Your
hands carry dirt, grime and grease
that settle into your pores and
sebaceous glands.  It’s a tough
habit to break, but avoiding hand to
face contact will go a long way in
reducing your susceptibility to
blackheads.
Over the counter acne medication
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