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Blackheads, more scientifically known as open comedones, are a common skin condition that appear as small, dark spots on the skin.  Although they may look like specks of dirt, blackheads have nothing to do with your skin's level of cleanliness.  They're actually a combination of excess oil and dead skin cells that have been trapped in the pore and exposed to air, which causes it to turn black.

Blackheads can be annoying and stubborn, but there are steps you can take to treat and get rid of them:
1.1. Cleanse Your Skin. Effective cleansing with soap-free cleansers like [Link Removed] 

 are specially formulated to clean the skin while promoting normal oil production. A new concept that is slowly gaining popularity is the practice of [Link Removed]) or prescription tretinoin are vitamin A derivatives that are effective for treating blackheads. Retinoids work by accelerating skin cell turnover and preventing clogged pores. Though effective, retinoids should not be used on the same days as alpha or beta hydroxy acid products. The combination has the potential to be highly irritating to the skin.
6.Gentle extraction. Contrary to the usual advice of never squeezing a blemish, gentle pressure using a sterile comedone extractor or tissue-covered fingers can be an effective way of removing the excess material within the clogged pore.  The key word here is gentle.  It's important to avoid applying too much pressure which has the potential to do more damage than good.  Visiting a trusted skin care professional is also an option to consider when dealing with manual extractions.

With consistent care and the right products, results are just a few short weeks away.

Sharmani Pillay is a Registered Pharmacist who specializes in anti-aging skin care and women's wellness. She owns and operates an online skin care store at [Link Removed].
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