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How to get rid of Blackheads?

Posted on : 21.08.2015
Get Rid of Blackheads

Blackheads, or Open Comedos, are bumps or plugs comprised of keratin and oil excreted by the sebaceous gland, that accumulate in the hair follicle duct. This accumulation blocks the skin pores and eventually turns black due to oxidation. So, if you are worried about them and wondering what to do? Here are some tips on how to get rid of them.

How to Get Rid of Blackheads?

Instead of delving into specific skin conditions, this article deals with an effective and secure way to remove blackheads from your face. And this method is equally useful to get rid of nose blackheads.

To remove blackheads from your face and nose, apply a topical solution containing benzoyl peroxide (BOP) or Azelaic acid. Though BOP is usually preferred in treating blackheads, acne, and rosacea, in some cases it makes skin dry and irritated.

In comparison, Azelaic acid medication delivers similar results with less serious side effects. Due to its comedolytic properties (ability to open clogged pores), it controls the excess growth of bacteria and bonding of skin cells that lead to the formation of blackheads or whiteheads..

In Australia, AzClear Action Medicated Lotion is the only available over the counter (OTC) topical Azelaic acid solution to treat blackheads, acne and rosacea.

How to Use It

Use AzClear Action Medicated Lotion twice a day on the affected area. Or only once a day if your skin is sensitive. The results will be visible in about six weeks. Though it can take longer for significant results – so have patience.

It has a modest comedolytic effect and is considered to be safer in treating blackheads and acne even during pregnancy and lactation. However, burning, itchiness, dryness and redness of the skin can be experienced in the initial days before your skin adapts to the medication. If any of these reactions persist, please consult your GP.

Daily care to avoid Blackheads

Cleansing your skin, removing accumulated dirt and washing away excess oil are the most important steps for preventing blackheads. So make sure your personal collection of skincare products includes the best facial cleanser. The cleanser should be fragrance free and must have a moisturising base to ensure smooth skin.

 

 

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