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What are blackheads and how can you get rid of them?

Find out what blackheads are, and how to get rid of them in this article...

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Let's face it, most of us get zits. It's not some "exclusive to teens" skin problem that just up and leaves town when you finally reach the age of twenty.

This irksome burden sticks around as long as you let it. That's right; I said let it. Who says that pimples get to rule our lives and destroy our confidence? These days we have access to plenty of treatments and remedies that have the ability to obliterate this self-esteem breaking affliction. Aren't you ready to squelch those nasty blemishes into oblivion? Oh, I almost forgot; what about blackheads? Well, these little buggers may be a tad trickier.

Do you know what blackheads are? Well, for those of you who don't have a clue, let me bring you in on the mystery known as blackheads.

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These basically consist of dirt and oil that is oxidized by the air, hence transforming it into that yucky, stiff substance that's difficult to get rid of. We've all seen this subtle form of acne.

In fact, it usually dominates your nose. How many blackheads are covering your nose as you read this? There are tons of these resilient little pore cloggers. The thing I hate about blackheads is not necessarily the fact that they're clogging my pores, but that they always come back. It doesn't matter how much you pinch, squeeze, and pry; those annoying blackheads repetitively return to your nose and face. You'd think that once they were gone, you'd be good to go. But life just can't be that simple. Well, there fortunately are ways to remove blackheads. First of all, you may want to avoid clawing at your nose in a desperate attempt to squeeze them all out. This procedure often causes irritation, which can create more blackheads.

One way to remove blackheads involves a warm washcloth and a Biore strip. First you apply the warm wash cloth to open your pores. Leave it on for five minutes, and then slap on a Biore strip. After 15 minutes of drying, the Biore strip should pull a good 50% of those blackheads right out. However, make sure that you use proper caution. Those nose strips can be rather powerful. In addition, you can also resort to a quality blackhead remover. This is a nifty little precision tool that can gently press the blackheads from the nose and face. For more information regarding acne and blackheads, explore this site further...

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