How to remove blackheads from nose
how to remove blackheads from
What’s more unsightly than black spots! How do they appear? How to avoid them? Do you have to drill them yourself?
What is a black dot?
Blackheads – called “open comedones” – are formed mainly on nose, but also on the rest of the T-zone, namely the forehead and chin. They are due to an obstruction of the hair canal by keratinocytes (a mixture of sebum and dead cells). These keratinocytes must flake daily, but at the time of hormonal changes or in case of poor hygiene of the skin, this desquamation does not perform well. The dead cells will then oxidize in contact with the air and clog the channel, revealing comedones. If they are not treated, they will evolve to white dots then buttons.
Causes of blackheads
Puberty and hormonal changes. The production or the taking of hormones activate the sebaceous glands responsible for the production of sebum. Throughout life, these hormonal factors (taking pill, menopause …) will make the skin more reactive and promote the appearance of blackheads.
The use of so-called comedogenic cosmetics. These are often oily fats or occlusive makeup products like some types of sun powders. Dr. Braeken therefore advises to look at labels and to favor non-comedogenic products.
Poor hygiene of the skin and a diet too rich in fats or sugars.
Oily or combination skin is more affected by blackheads. The pores much more dilated and produce more and more sebum than dry skin.
Our tips against blackheads: how to avoid them?
TIP # 1:
Practice regular skin care (make-up removal, exfoliation, mask, hydration) and adopt a good general hygiene.
TIP # 2:
Avoid exposure to the sun. When you expose yourself, the superficial layer of your skin thickens and the sebum accumulates there. Acceleration of blackhead formation occurs when the skin texture returns to normal.
TIP # 3:
Avoid alcohol-based solutions, which are aggressive on the skin, and prefer very soft products.
Should we drill the black dots?
Dr. Catherine Braeken advises against removing her blackheads alone: ”You can do it but you have to be good at it, people do not wash their hands, clean and disinfect their skin before and after. half or press them badly, which creates an inflammatory phenomenon “.
GOOD GESTURES TO REMOVE BLACK POINTS
Make an appointment with a beautician or dermatologist to learn how to pierce blackheads without damaging your skin.
Few days before removing blackheads, apply a cream containing little salicylic acid to soften. You can also have a steam bath just before to open the pores of the skin.
Wash your hands and disinfect the area to be treated with an antiseptic solution.
Aim and press the black dot between two tissues or two cotton buds. If you opt for comedone, consider disinfecting it.
Do not scrape the skin, on pain of seeing it go to tatters.
The treatment of blackheads
There are several treatments to remove blackheads or prevent them from appearing. You can take care of your skin at home, on a daily basis thanks to cosmetic treatments or call on a dermatologist.
The basis of a clean skin starts with morning and evening cleansing with products tailored to your skin type.
If you have oily or combination skin, you can use zinc-based products, known for its anti-inflammatory properties. A salicylic acid cream is also very effective at softening the cells that clog the pores of the skin.
People with severe acne problems can use a product called Vitamin A Acid called keratolytic (takes off the keratin layer). Attention, this product being highly irritating, it requires a use under prescription by a dermatologist and a follow-up medical control.
Products based on fruit acids are recommended to get rid of blackheads. They help detach dead cells and increase desquamation. Be sure to adjust the concentration of fruit acids according to your skin type as they can be irritating beyond a certain percentage.
What about anti black spot patches?
The anti-black spot patches soften the caps and attract the duo dead-sebum cells to the outside of the skin. All “waste” sticks inside the patch and we find a sharper skin. For Dr. Braeken, they are not very effective and are not suitable for dry and fragile skin. Because of its sticky system, the patch may tear a small film of peel