Blackheads can be treated at home with simple household products. In severe cases, you may need to consult a dermatologist to find a more intense treatment. RConsider trying some approaches at home, and then consult a professional if you are unable to resolve this condition on your own.
Causes of black dots on the face
Hyperpigmentation due to sun exposure
The main reason for the appearance of black spots on the face is due to the production of melanin, which is caused by exposure to sunlight. With the exception of harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun, dirt and impurities are also responsible for the excess production of melanin in skin cells. Hyperpigmentation is a common skin problem and can be avoided by wearing sunscreen throughout the day and reapplying it every few hours. No matter what skin type you have, never skip sunscreen and always carry a bag in your bag.
Whether you have acne-prone skin, pimples or blackheads almost always leave black marks on your face. Although they disappear with time, it is recommended not to pop the pimples to avoid dark spots. Apply night cream as it helps to get rid of dark spots on the skin. Give up the habit of frequently touching your face, as this is one of the main causes of acne and pimples on the skin.
Signs of aging do not appear for everyone at the same time. It all depends on your lifestyle and genes. But one of the most common signs of aging besides fine lines is black spots on the face. The skin loses its elasticity and is more prone to dark spots and damaged cells as we age. The spots that appear due to aging are known as lentigines. It is recommended to use an anti-aging cream if you start to notice signs of aging after 25 years.
Facial hair removal
While not everyone will experience the same facial hair removal effects, sometimes threading, waxing, and tweezing can cause pores to become inflamed. It can also lead to black spots on the face, especially among those with sensitive skin types. While it’s okay to get rid of facial hair, look for a method that doesn’t irritate your skin.
How to get rid of blackheads on face at home
Rub the stains with lemon juice
Lemon juice can be used as a natural skin lightener. Put freshly squeezed lemon juice on a cotton ball or cotton swab and then dab your dark spots with it.
- Let the juice dry for about ten minutes. Without rinsing the lemon, apply a moisturizing oil over it. You can use almond, castor, jojoba, or argan oil.
- Repeat this every night.
- Don’t expose your skin to the sun or tanning bed while you have lemon juice on your skin. This can make dark spots even worse.
- If your skin is very sensitive, such as easily dry or irritated, mix lemon juice with an equal part of moisturizing oil before applying it.
- You can also use lime juice or apple cider vinegar.
Apply yogurt and honey mixture to the stains.
Both honey and yogurt have properties that can help your blackheads. Mix two teaspoons of plain yogurt with 1 teaspoon of honey. The honey should be local and raw, but it doesn’t have to be.
- Use a cotton swab to apply to any blemishes, or simply use as a general facial mask. Leave on for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with warm water and pat dry.
- Apply a moisturizer after the procedure.
Apply Vitamin C Blend to Blackheads
A serum made with vitamin K can help heal the skin. Andcrush a 250 mg vitamin C tablet and mix it with one tablespoon of almond, castor, jojoba, or argan oil. Use a cotton swab or cotton ball to apply to any blemishes or simply use as a face mask.
- Leave the mixture for 15-20 minutes. Remove it with warm water and then pat dry.
- Apply moisturizer after treatment.
Apply aspirin to blackheads
Crush two 325 mg aspirin tablets. Mix crushed tablets with about two tablespoons of honey. Add enough water to make a smooth paste and apply to dark spots with a cotton swab or cotton ball. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, rinse with warm water and pat dry and don’t forget to apply moisturizer.
Use cucumber to lighten blemishes.
The astringent properties of cucumber can be helpful in lightening blackheads. Cut the cucumber into thin slices and lay them over the dark spots. Leave for 15-20 minutes. After that, rinse the skin with warm water, rinse dry and apply a moisturizer.
- You can use potatoes to replace cucumber
- Alternatively, use either a cucumber or potato slice to gently rub over dark spots. Use soft, circular motions. Repeat this exercise with at least four to five cucumber or potato slices. When you’re done, rinse with warm water and apply moisturizer
Apply vitamin E to blackheads
Remove the top of the cap containing about 40 IU of vitamin E. Apply directly to the dark spot with your fingertip or cotton swab. Leave vitamin E overnight.
- You do not need to apply additional moisturizer after this treatment because vitamin E is a moisturizer.
Talk to your doctor.
Check with your healthcare provider to see if they can recommend a dermatologist to help you with your dark spots. There are a number of procedures your doctor may recommend, including:
- Azelaic acid is a natural acid found in grains and is used to lighten or fade dark spots.
- Vitamin C cream promotes healing and the formation of collagen, which is a protein that strengthens and provides elasticity to the skin.
- Tretinoin cream + mequinol retinoids such as tretinoin can make your skin very sensitive to the sun, so be sure to follow your dermatologists’ instructions.
- Corticosteroid creams – reduce inflammation, which should make dark spots disappear.
- Glycolic Acid Peels – These remove the top layers of the skin to reduce dark spots.
- Other topical treatments may include: kojic acid (derived from mushrooms), arbutin (derived from bearberry), licorice extracts (derived from the licorice plant), niacinamide (a form of niacin), and N-acetyl glucosamine (supplement).
Consider possible treatments a dermatologist can provide.
Decide if you want to move forward with the dermatologist’s suggestions. There are a number of specialized procedures that can provide…