What works, what doesn’t work…
First let me make it completely clear…blackhead removal will only be a temporary fix until you correct the underlying cause of blackheads.
So before you really get serious about removing blackheads PLEASE checkout my report on the TRUE cause of blackheads. That report gives you the secrets you’ve been looking for lasting blackhead prevention.
Blackhead removal that doesn’t work
Blackhead removers and blackhead extractors: You’ve seen all the various blackhead removers, and blackhead extractors you’ll find on the web.
And I’m telling you, that 90% of blackhead extractors and blackhead removers will damage your skin causing more harm then good.
The rest just won’t work at all. For the most part, don’t bother with blackhead removers and blackhead extractors.
Various “vacuum” devices like IGIA: You may see various “vacuum” devices like the IGIA’s “Pore Cleanser” that’s suppose to “suck” out blackheads. This doesn’t work either…Don’t waste your money.
I still can’t believe the can sell these things. You will notice in their sales literature that they are careful not to say “blackhead removal” (although they imply it), because they know good and well that it doesn’t remove blackheads.
Various blackhead removal gels or creams: Of all the various “blackhead creams” or gels on the market I have yet to find any that are very effective for blackhead removal. And most aggravate the #@$% out of your skin because of the harsh ingredients they use.
Your best blackhead removal options for at home treatment
Well the bad news is that even the best blackhead removal methods are not that effective. I’ve come to the conclusion that the only effective blackhead treatment is INTERNAL. I explain in much more detail in the Acne Cure E-Tutorial.
Check it out.
However, here are some of the better blackhead removal options for temporary symptoms…
A mild exfoliater combined with low potency benzoyl peroxide
Mild scrubs and exfoliaters like alpha hydroxy fruit acids will clear away any dead skin cells and “expose” the blackhead.
Then the oxygen in a LOW POTENCY benzoyl peroxide will help to breakup and clear the blackhead.
The problem is most people way overuse the benzoyl peroxide, or use benzoyl peroxide that is too strong.
And they “over scrub” or over exfoliate their skin. Don’t make this mistake. Use the AHA’s every 3 days or so, and a mild scrub in general no more then once very 2 days.
Use it once every 3 days or so, not more then every other day, because it’s pretty strong.
In regards to benzoyl peroxide as not being a natural acne treatment…please understand…I’m not a big fan of benzoyl peroxide. However, if used right it’s one of the better options for short-term alleviation of blackhead symptoms.
Many people use tea tree oil combined with aloe vera gel for a natural acne treatment instead of benzoyl peroxide. And if it works for you then I’m all for it. However, in my experience with blackheads…you need the oxygen found in a low potency benzoyl peroxide to be effective.
You’ve seen them advertised everywhere. The pore strips that “glue” to blackheads. You pull away the strip and “presto”…no more blackheads. Well, that’s an exaggeration to say the least.
This option for blackhead removal is “fair” at best. But outside of removal via a Clinical Aesthetician it’s one of the better options without too much risk of damage to your skin.
I know, I know…they generally only remove the “top” part of the blackhead…But in all reality, outside of INTERNAL blackhead treatment, you don’t have a lot of options.
Be sure NOT to use them on any damaged skin or open acne…just on the blackheads. And DON’T overuse them. Overuse will aggravate your skin.
The only LASTING blackhead solution is INTERNAL
Like I said, there really aren’t a whole lot of effective external blackhead removal options. The problems that lead to blackheads are internal. Until you correct the internal problems that are causing your blackheads all the blackhead removal methods in the world will do no good. The blackheads will simply return.
Lasting blackhead prevention is one of the hardest things to do, however it can be done. The way to do it is to balance hormones and purify the blood.
Take the Acne Cure E-Tutorial to find out how.
Also, if you haven’t done so yet, checkout the report on the TRUE cause of blackheads for further details.