Do Blackheads Go Away On Their Own?

Do Blackheads Go Away On Their Own?

​No matter how make-up enthusiast you are, you cannot just deny that blackheads are your mood spoilers (even if you hide them with your lovely makeups). Blackheads are incredibly gross, and whether or not you usually leave them to sit around your skin, they are the weirdest kind of acne you might have come across.

No matter how much you avoid them and cover them with your makeup, I must tell you that you are doing injustice with yourself. Since you have already come here and are reading my write-up, I aim at enlightening you about the causes and methods to get rid of these ugly brown spots which dot your face. So what causes blackheads? Keep reading on.

​How do blackheads occur?

​The most surprising fact that I came across when I started surveying about blackheads is that they are a kind of acne (surprised?). So the question of “Will blackheads go away without squeezing” is always the center of every beauty discussion. After a lot of research, I came across some facts about blackheads which I will share in this post one by one.

To start off, blackheads are not dirt. They are similar to whiteheads, and both of them are termed as comedones. Our skin produces sebum. Now, what's sebum? It is nothing but natural oil which keeps our skin soft and moist. But this oil is trapped inside only when pollutants like dirt, grime, and dead skin cells accumulate around the open pores in our skin. The plugging and tapping of the oil is the cause of blackheads, which initiates as a brown colored dot. The sebum inside the skin then gets oxidized and turns the brown dots into the black.

And if you don’t attend them immediately, you are surely getting pus-filled pimples. The reason why I suggest for an immediate resolution is that I suffered a lot by evading the problem. And this made me survey so much about blackheads. But do blackheads go away on their own? Read on to know.

​How to get rid of blackheads?

​I must tell you that blackheads are as stubborn as ingrown pimples. And whether or not you have the question of how long do blackheads take to go away, the truth is they can stay for months or sometimes years.

And there’s no such way for blackheads to go on their own. But don’t you worry, as I have some solutions for you.

​When I started off surveying about blackheads, I came across a long queue of questions in several websites where users kept on asking about the proper medication and treatment of blackheads. Surprisingly, there wasn’t any good remedy.

But thanks to my dermatologist aunt, from whom I got a wide range of remedies that might be effective for your skin too. So if you are also suffering from blackhead problems, then you must read on.

​4 Methods to get rid of blackheads

​Before shedding lights on the 4 methods to get rid of blackheads, I must share some of my experiences with you so that you don’t face the same difficulties. I have a sensitive skin, and I don’t really get acne often.

But there was a time when blackheads covered my skin and made my skin look ugly, and makeups couldn’t hide it anymore. I started getting insecure about my skin. No matter how beautiful I was then, blackheads ruined my skin evidently.

As I was living in my hostel, I hurriedly called my dermatologist aunt. And hence, these remedies were given to me by her. Now I feel blessed that those nightmares are now gone with the wind. Instead of beating around the bush, let me now give you a fair idea about how to treat the blackheads on your skin.

Here are the 4 best and effective methods and getting rid of blackheads will be easier than ever. Keep reading on.

Method 1 – Use Baking Soda

Baking soda is antibacterial and acts as an antiseptic. Hence I put baking soda on the top of this list, for it helps in ridding skin impurities. While you might wonder about the question of “Can blackheads last for years?”, I tell you that it can (only if you avoid applying remedies).

So the first and foremost thing to keep in mind is that you must get yourself an effective method to get rid of blackheads.

​STEP 1: You must apply a thick paste of baking soda (say, for example., a mixture of 2-3 teaspoons and one teaspoon of water). Gently massage it on the applied area for around 3-4 minutes.

STEP 2: Once it is dried, rinse it off.

STEP 3: You should repeat it twice every day.

Method 2 – Users with Sensitive Skin must avoid Ultra-abrasive exfoliates

If you have a sensitive skin, then using ultra-abrasive exfoliates would have an inverse impact on your skin, meaning it would get all worse.

So I suggest you not to use ultra-abrasive exfoliate. Instead, you use oatmeal, for it happens to be one of the gentlest exfoliants. And if you have problems to go for harsher scrubs, then oatmeal is the best option. Here are the steps.

​STEP 1: You must cook a batch of oatmeal and level it on the skin smoothly.

STEP 2: Use a soft washcloth and lay the warm cloth on your face.

STEP 3: You must wait for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing.

Alternatively, you can even combine the oatmeal with low-fat yogurt for a gentle facial mask. Add some lemon juice and olive oil and keep it for 5 to 7 minutes on your skin. Then rinse it off.

Method 3 – Use Cinnamon and Honey

If you are suffering from deep blackhead that won't go away easily, then using cinnamon would be effective for you. From skin care to weight loss, cinnamon is really useful in various ways.

I personally feel that it helps in getting rid of acne and blackheads faster. Here’s what you will have to do.

​STEP 1: Take 1 to 2 teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder.

STEP 2: Apply it on your skin before going to bed, and keep it overnight.

STEP 3: After you get up in the morning, wash it thoroughly.

STEP 4: Continue this for ten days to get the best results.

Method 4 – Use Orange peel or Orange Extract

​The reason why I suggest you orange, is because it is filled with Vitamin C. So, using the orange peel or orange extract would really be beneficial for your skin. And blackheads do go away with the use of orange peels.

​STEP 1: Take some dried orange peels and powder them.

STEP 2: Take 2 tablespoons of the peeled powder and mix it with 3 tablespoons of rosewater to get a smooth paste.

STEP 3: Apply it on the affected parts of your skin.

STEP 4: Scrub it off, once dried. And if irritation occurs, then run an ice cube thoroughly.

​Wrap Off

​Thus, this concludes my guide to share some effective remedies for blackheads. In the end, despite giving you a fair idea about natural treatment for blackheads, I must also shed light on the fact that blackheads are stubborn, so if these aforementioned home remedies don’t banish it, you must consult a dermatologist positively.

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