Written by Mads Timmermann

How do you remove blackheads?

Do you suffer from blackheads, and don't know how to remove them? Then search no longer! In this article, you can learn everything about removing blackheads

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Blackheads are a very common problem that many suffer from. Therefore, I have been asked a few times about how you remove the small, but annoying, black dots.

This is what this article is going to clarify. So now, you need to polish your reading glasses and prepare yourself to become a lot smarter, at least on this matter.

How do you remove blackheads? You remove blackheads by continuously cleaning and nourishing your skin on a daily basis. This can be done with Danish Skin Care’s skincare series, containing a face wash for the morning and evening, a nice day cream, a good skin cleanser, and a night cream.

Do you think that it seems very simple? Then you are absolutely right. The answer above is a very simplified and shortened answer on how to remove blackheads.

Of course, there is much more in it, and besides the treatment I have just mentioned, which is based primarily on our own products and experiences, there are also some other things worth knowing about blackheads.

Therefore, during the rest of this article, I will come up with a number of tips on what you can do in addition to our treatment, to generally get a nicer and healthier skin, which will make you feel more comfortable and beautiful!

Just so you can prepare yourself for what to learn more about, in case you are so cool that you read the entire post, I will tell you about the treatment of blackheads, tips for treatment, prevention and how NOT to treat blackheads!

As a small side info, I will also explain what blackheads really are, and why you get them.

How do you remove blackheads?

First of all, I think that it is important to know what you SHOULDN’T do to remove your blackheads.

How NOT to remove blackheads

There are, of course, many opinions about what works, and although some “Housewives” and general ideas can, of course, have some kind of effect, you should be very careful about how you choose to treat your skin problems.

If you follow myths or some kind of obsolete advice, you often end up having either worsened the problem, lost a lot of money on treatments that do not work, or a combination of both.

So, which treatments should you avoid?

  • Scrubs
    A very common, but nonetheless false, perception is that blackheads can be scrubbed away with scrubbing cream. That’s a huge misunderstanding! Scrubbing the skin does not help you remove blackheads. Scrubbing the skin will only dry, irritate and redden the skin, and it is not unlikely that it will cause you to get more blackheads!
  • Depth Treatments
    No, depth treatments are not the answer to removing blackheads. Blackheads are located in the upper part of the skin, and should, of course, be treated accordingly. If you choose a depth treatment, it will irritate the deeper skin, which can create more blackheads.
  • Treatments with perfume
    I’m generally not a fan of skin care products that contain perfume. The reason for this is that perfume irritates the skin.The irritation causes your sebaceous glands to narrow in the entrance and the pores to expand. If you think it sounds like a bad combination, you’re right. In short, it simply means that you get more blackheads.
  • Products with dried alcohol
    Dried alcohol has the same effect on the skin as perfume. But right should be right. There are some types of alcohol that do not have a negative effect and therefore does not irritate the skin.Alcohol types such as Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Alcohol, and Behenyl Alcohol does not dry out your skin but actually moisturizes it.
  • Clogging products
    The title may be a bit vague. With clogging products, I mean products that contain a lot of oil. Oil may be good for the skin in some cases, but not always, and not in large quantities. If you clean and lubricate your skin with oily products, it will help to create a foundation for large pores. This can cause clogging of pores, which will create blackheads and pimples!
  • Avoid pressing and squeezing your blackheads
    It’s a good idea to squeeze pimples that are filled with pus. The same does not apply to blackheads! The only thing you win from doing this is a risk of damaging your skin. So do yourself a favor, and keep your fingers away from your blackheads!
  • Steam, sauna and hot water
    Many people believe that steam and sauna can remove and/or loosen dirt and filth. It does not. Hot water is also a bad idea. Instead, use lukewarm water.
  • Do not use our, or others, Magic Tool for removing pimples
    Many people believe that our Magic Tool can be used to remove blackheads. Others also promote similar tools to precisely remove blackheads. Our Magic Tool is ONLY for removing yellow and inflamed pimples, nothing else.If you encounter other tools that are very similar to ours, there is a relatively high chance that these tools should not be used to remove blackheads – even if they say otherwise.
  • Avoid the famous black masks – and save your money
    I don’t know if it’s just me who spends a lot of time on skincare, but I think I’ve seen thousands of videos, calling black masks that pulls up the blackheads a miracle-like cure. I get a little more annoyed each time because it simply is not the solution if you want to remove blackheads.What happens when using such a mask is that the mask, in a very hard and violent way, pulls up the skin. And yes, I agree that after the mask has been removed, it looks like the blackheads have been torn up with the root and that the problem is fixed.Unfortunately, it’s not. Many will after such a treatment find that they are bothered by pimples and that the blackheads simply come back again. If you ask me, it’s a bit like peeing your own pants to keep warm. It only works for a very short time and makes the situation worse afterward.

Let’s make a quick summary. It suddenly became a long talk about what NOT to do. But it just shows that there are really many bad advice and treatments for blackheads.

So my message to you is, that you should do thorough research before trying your luck with a treatment. In that way, you avoid doing more harm than good.

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How to treat blackheads effectively

I’m glad you’re still with me! I really appreciate that you spend time reading my post because I enjoy and love to make you smarter!

You should now have a decent overview of which treatments and methods you should stay far away from.

Now we go over to the opposite side. To the treatments which actually removes blackheads and strengthens your skin.

If you really want to remove your blackheads, there is only one durable and lasting solution, and that is to provide your skin with a high-quality skincare series. Naturally, I recommend ours, but I do it with a completely clean conscience because it works!

With our complete skin care kit, you get the best possible combination of products for removing your blackheads and get beautiful skin! The skin care series contains the following awesome products:

First of all, you get a cleaner, which we call Perfect Skin Face Wash. This you will have to use both morning and evening. It will make sure you get a clean skin, which is extremely important in the fight against blackheads.

In the series, you will also find a really nice day cream, which we call Perfect Skin Day Protector. This day cream fights your blackheads effectively throughout the day while reducing the risk of clogged pores.

Then we have our Perfect Skin Power Treat. This is, without doubt, an indispensable weapon in the fight against blackheads. This is because our Power Treat contains a very important ingredient, which is salicylic acid.

Salicylic acid cleans the skin’s pores in depth and effectively eliminates your blackheads. This product is truly, if you ask me, the ultimate blackhead killer, which in addition is very gentle to the skin.

Finally, we have our amazing night cream, called Perfect Skin Moisturizer. This cream keeps your skin moist and well-groomed all night long. In addition to maintaining your skin, it also prevents future blackheads.

The cream softens and decreasing the skin’s pore, which makes your skin more resistant to future blackheads.

Here you go! That was the answer to how you remove blackheads! I have many years of experience with skin care. Not only have I develop and sold skin care products. I have suffered a great deal from pimples, blackheads and unclean skin, and I know what it takes to get a beautiful and healthy skin.

Therefore, the best tip I can give you is to follow the above treatment method, because I know that it works!

We have spent a lot of time and resources to design the best skin care series on the market. A series that can be used successfully by people with different skin types.

A general guide for a healthier and more beautiful skin

If you’re really ready to start the journey, where the destination is a beautiful and healthy skin, there some things that you can do in your daily life to improve the beauty of your skin.

However, these initiatives can not in any way replace the use of a good skin care series, but should be considered as a supplement to the treatment I recommended before.

4 every-day advice for a healthy skin

  1. Avoid scratching and squeezing
    I totally agree that it is both tempting and satisfying to scratch and squeeze pimples, blackheads etc. But it’s only a good idea if you have a very puffy and inflamed bum. In this case, it must be pressed carefully, preferably with a Magic Tool.If it is not an inflamed and yellow pimple, but a blackhead or a “common” pimple, then keep your fingers away. You risk getting some ugly scars!
  2. Healthy lifestyle
    In previous posts, I have repeatedly mentioned that there is no research documenting a correlation between the consumption of unhealthy foods and the development of pimples, unclean skin and acne. And it is quite correct that such studies do not exist.However, I still want to say that many people are experiencing certain unclean skin, after consuming some types of food. Therefore, you should be aware of your diet, and if you notice that certain foods provoke unclean skin and/or enhance your unclean skin, you should try to avoid eating those types of food.The reason why the headline in this section is “Healthy Lifestyle” is that I have not yet experienced people, whose skin have turned for the worse by eating vegetables and chicken.
  3. Avoid excessive sun and heat
    Here we have one of the good old myths. Although it is perfectly correct that sun can help your skin and acne on short-term, it is no solution I would recommend. Especially not for removing blackheads!The sun will dry out your skin, which can result in more blackheads. At the same time, it is also widely known that heavy exposure to the sun can cause skin cancer.
  4. Wash your face twice a day
    This is generally a piece of good advice to all, unclean skin or not. Your face is exposed to a lot of dirt, filth, and bacteria on daily basis. This is not good for your skin. Therefore, everybody would benefit from washing their face in the morning and evening.It is important to you use a mild soap that has a PH value of about 6.5. This will make sure that the soap is not too scratchy to your skin.

I hope you feel a little wiser about what you can do to remove blackheads.

If there is something you did not fully understand or something you would like me to elaborate, please let us know. We always cherish your inputs!

So please, do not hesitate to contact us – we are always ready to guide you! If you have a question, please send it to info@danishskincare.dk and I will reply as soon as possible!

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What are blackheads?

If you’re still with me so far, I’ll take my hat off for you! Because it’s a long post I’ve written here! But it is also important to be well informed if you want a chance against blackheads.

Therefore, we are now moving into the slightly more technical department, where I will explain a little about what blackheads really are.

Hormones, also called comedones, are the small black and white dots that often sit in the face. Normally, the amount of blackheads is very concentrated around the T-zone, covering the area around the nose region and forehead.

Although it is most common to experience blackheads in the face, it is far from unusual to get them elsewhere. If you find blackheads on your back or chest, do not be afraid. It is quite normal to get unclean skin these places as there is a high concentration of sebaceous glands in these areas of the body.

Why do you get blackheads?

Blackheads can appear for many reasons. One of the main reasons is hormones. When your body experiences an imbalance in the hormone level, it will initiate a process in the body.

If the amount of hormones in your body increases, the hormones will stimulate your sebaceous glands. Sebaceous glands are a form of pores beneath the skin, which is responsible for producing the liquid called sebum.

Sebaceous glands and sebum are an unknown phenomenon for most people, but it is actually an extremely necessary thing to have in the body. Sebum is a kind of skin fat, that keeps your skin healthy, moist and smooth. Without sebum, you would get a very irritated and dry skin!

But back to the process. An increased amount of hormones, as said, stimulates your sebaceous glands, causing them to produce too much sebum. You’re basically needs and benefits from sebum, but too much of it is a bad thing!

What happens is, that the hormones stimulate the entrance of the sebaceous gland to narrow in while the production increases. Can you see where it’s going? The sebaceous gland is likely to get clogged!

When some of the clogged sebum reaches the skin surface, it becomes exposed to oxygen, which forms a small black button. And then we are (not so) beloved blackhead!

Ultrashort summary
Okay, I realize that this was a little bit technical, but what you need to take away from this is: Too many hormones results in too much sebum, which helps to create blackheads. Blackheads are therefore due to the hormonal imbalance that has been mentioned.

Reasons for hormonal imbalance

Now, you are probably thinking: Why am I exposed to this sudden hormonal disturbance, which, among other things, causes me to develop unclean skin and blackheads?

Therefore, I will now present the most common reasons why your hormones are in imbalance.

Puberty and blackheads

We’ll start with the most common reason for hormonal changes, puberty. When you hit puberty, both girls and boys will experience an increased amount of the male sex hormone in the body, which is what creates the hormonal imbalance.

Teenagers and unclean skin are often tied together, which is not so strange, as teenagers simply cannot avoid a hormonal imbalance, which is often the case when it comes to developing unclean skin.

This does not mean that you as a teenager are convicted of living with unclean skin. Some will be bothered much of it, others to a lesser extent, and some not at all. It is very individual!

Pregnancy and blackheads

Another very common reason for the hormonal imbalance is pregnancy. Of course, this applies only to women. When women become pregnant, during the first trimester of their pregnancy, they will experience a significant increase in their hormone production.

This is the reason why many pregnant women experience getting unclean skin during their pregnancy.

If you are one of the unfortunate ones who is going to deal with unclean skin during your pregnancy, my best advice is to make sure you treat your skin properly and to be patient. You can always comfort yourself with the fact, that is going to pass.

Stress and blackheads

Not all individuals are aware that stress can cause unclean skin, blackheads, pimples and so on. The relationship between unclean skin and stress is far less acknowledged that the two previous reasons.

It is true that several studies have shown that stress creates an inflammatory reaction in the body. What exactly happens hereafter is not known exactly.

It is assumed that the unclean skin is associated with stress in the sense that the inflammatory condition, caused by stress, damages and destroys the walls of the skin’s pores.

This causes the pores to collapse, making them vulnerable to bacteria and dirt. This causes the impurities.

Diet and blackheads

It is not scientifically proven that a bad diet should affect the appearance of blackheads, pimples and unclean skin in general. However, many people experience that specific foods have a negative effect on their skin.

Also, it is very individual what provokes pimples, blackheads, etc.

If you happen to experience that chips are not good for you in relation to developing unclean skin, try to stay away from it. Even though it’s annoying that your best friend can eat what he or she wants, without experiencing any kind of affect. That’s life sometimes. Deeply unfair.

Genetics and blackheads

Unfortunately, it is true that some people are genetically exposed to the skin disease acne. That is, if one or both of your parents have had acne, then the risk of you suffering from the disease as well, will be greater than if your parents never had any troubles of the kind.

Acne is a skin disease that refers to a violent outbreak of impurities in the skin. An accident, however, rarely comes alone, and it is not atypical that the pimples get a company of, for example, blackheads.

However, acne should in no way be treated as normal blackheads, pimples etc. It is a disease and it needs to be treated accordingly.

Therefore, DO NOT attempt to treat acne yourself. However, you must visit your doctor who will be able to customize a treatment for you

Sleep and blackheads

Sleep, or lack of it, is not directly related to blackheads, pimples, and unclean skin. On the other hand, it may have an adverse effect on an existing outbreak.

This is because your body needs rest and restitution to deal with skin impurities. You will, therefore, find it much easier to fight blackheads, if you watch your bedtime and get the number of hours of sleep you require.

Otherwise, you will make it even harder to fight blackheads if you do not get enough sleep.

Let’s take another summary! Because of the fact that you have been reading for so long, you should now feel prepared on how to remove blackheads, as well as giving a lecture on what blackheads are and why we get them. Well done!

That was (almost) all for me. I hope you enjoyed the article and that you now feel a lot smarter.

Remember, we at Danish Skin Care always accept your questions and would very much like to answer them. So if you’re out there with one or several questions, then send them to us at info@danishskincare.dk.

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Is acne and blackheads the same thing?
No, acne and blackheads are not the same thing. You can easily have blackheads without suffering from acne. However, it is few that suffer from acne, without also having blackheads. While suffering from acne, most people will experience many forms of unclean skin.

Can you get blackheads as an adult?
You can easily get blackheads as an adult! Unclean skin has no age. The reason for associating blackheads and unclean skin with teenagers is that most people are primarily affected by puberty.

Are blackheads dangerous?
No, blackheads are by no means dangerous. However, they can easily be very annoying. Blackheads are most of all a cosmetic problem and will, for most people, cause only cosmetic discomforts.

Why do you get whiteheads – and what are whiteheads?

What are pimples?

What is the difference between acne and pimples?

I hope you are ready to fight your blackheads. If you use our products, you will most likely end your problems with blackheads. I’m looking forward to seeing you get a beautiful, clean and healthy skin. You deserve it!

And remember that happy people are beautiful people.